The Atlanta compromise was an agreement struck in between Booker T.
Washington , president of the Tuskegee Institute , other African-American leaders, and Southern white leaders. Du Bois and other African-American leaders.
The agreement was that Southern blacks would work and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due process in law.
The compromise was announced on September 18, at the Atlanta Exposition Speech.
The primary architect of the compromise, on behalf of the African-Americans, was Booker T. Washington , president of the Tuskegee Institute. Supporters of Washington and the Atlanta compromise were termed the "Tuskegee Machine".
The agreement was never written down. Essential elements of the agreement were that blacks would not ask for the right to vote, they would not retaliate against racist behavior, they would tolerate segregation and discrimination, that they would receive free basic education, education would be limited to vocational or industrial training for instance as teachers or nurses , liberal arts education would be prohibited for instance, college education in the classics, humanities, art, or literature.
After the turn of the 20th century, other black leaders, most notably W. Du Bois coined the term "Atlanta Compromise" to denote the agreement.
The term "accommodationism" is also used to denote the essence of the Atlanta compromise. After Washington's death in , supporters of the Atlanta compromise gradually shifted their support to civil rights activism, until the Civil Rights Movement commenced in the s.
Booker T. Washington Delivers the 1895 Atlanta Compromise Speech
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