In a time rife with inequality, W.E.B. Du Bois took the road toward communism as his counterpart, Booker T. Washington, traveled a different path. On this installment of hiSTORY, Glenn explores the rivalry between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington over the direction of the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1900s --- and how Du Bois saw two young figures emerge in the 1960s, MLK and Malcolm X, to fight the same battles all over again. Discover the events that led Du Bois into radical leftist politics that moved black Americans away from the Republican Party.
Watch the video below for a sneak peak and answers to these radical questions:
• What Democrat president did Du Bois steer the black community toward?
• What national organization did Du Bois help found?
• How did the Amnesty Act affect life in the south?