Are barack obamas views closely related to those of booker

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The following assignment is due next week. Be sure to keep it in mind while you are doing your reading for this week.

In 2007, approximately one hundred years after W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington expressed their thoughts on race and their vision for blacks in America, then presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered a speech that included similar themes.

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2. Consider the key themes of self-reliance, race, identity, and education that Obama, Du Bois, and Washington discuss. Then write a 700-900 word essay addressing 3 of those themes and answering the question: Are Barack Obama''s views more closely related to those of Booker T. Washington or W. E. B. Du Bois? Be sure to use quotes from this speech-as well as from Washington and Du Bois-to support your perspective. Do not simply give your overall impression of Obama's presidency; I encourage you to remain focused on the ideas in this speech.

CITATION: Please cite in MLA format, using parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page. Please refer to the Research Toolbox on the left menu for more information.

FORMAT: This essay should be in Verdana 10 point font with 1 inch margins on all sides. Please use single spacing with a blank line between paragraphs. You must save your essay as DOC or DOCX format so that I will be able to open the file and grade your essay.

No of Pages/Words : 700-900 words

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