Comparing the experiences of past black men and women to present day black men and women

Black history is often a series of “great men,” and occasionally of “great women.” Does this do justice to the Black identity? Who was left out, and what effect does that have on Black America? Compare the experiences of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey and Ida B. Wells-Barnett with that of average Black men and women. Evaluate whether the life experiences of the “great” fairly represent the African-American experience of the beginning of the 20th Century.

5 paragraphs, Thesis, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion/summary, 2-3 pages, AT LEAST 5 sources, must have works cited/bibliography.

Sources must be cited through the essay

• Type the topical question at the top of your response essay. Remember to stick to the question.

• Then, you will complete a five paragraph (two to three paged) typed logical, focused essay on the question. Be clear and precise.

• Your answer must be completely developed, and have factual support represented by specific examples from the texts, and be in the STANDARD ESSAY FORM (single-spaced or double-spaced).