Write about how both W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells sought to deal with a rising tide of racism and segregation after the end of Reconstruction. How were the two visions compatible, and yet different, in addressing problems facing African Americans, especially after Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) legalized segregation in the United States? Refer to Robert B. Elliott on Civil Rights (Reading 105), W.E.B. Du Bois’ “Your Country?” (Reading 117), and Wells’ “Crusade for Justice” (Reading 118).
- Your response should be at least 750 words in length
- Any resources (including textbooks) must be cited and referenced in adherence with APA documentation