Letter To Negro Parents Chosing To Go To Trade School For The Time Of Slavery Instead Of College.

1747 words - 7 pages

I am writing to you, because I have reached that point where I must choose the path that will take me through the rest of my life. I have come to realize after living with Aunt B. to fulfill my desire to learn, and after completing high school I am not satisfied with just my basic education. Going to school to learn the trades is now an obstacle I would like to face to better myself. After being forced to live with Aunt B. so I could attend an average high school, that is not only segregated but lower in value then that of the white school a few blocks down, I have come to realize that I must prove my self worth to both the black and white community. Trade schooling is the best way I see fit to accomplish this goal I have set for myself. While attending this all black school, we have learned a great deal about men who have spoken out for our race to make a difference. Two men in particular have opened up my eyes to the world around me, and have made me realize what I as a member of my race need to do so that we some day may become equal, and be freed from the oppression we face. These two great men I speak about are Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B DuBois. Both of these men have made strides to better our race's respect in our communities. Yet both of these men have had different approaches. After comparing their approaches I reached the decision I hope you will, or I may persuade you to agree with. Going to school to study the trades and follow the approach of Mr. Washington is the best way I see fit to apply myself. In this letter I will address the reasons why I have made this decision, and why you should agree with it as well.Well I do not suppose you two have heard much of these two men, Mr. Washington and Mr. DuBois, outside of the county paper we receive back home weekly, so I would like to explain a little about the two men's approaches to further extend your understanding of the subject at hand. Booker T. Washington is a southern born man who grew up poverty stricken. Because of the poverty he faced he was forced to work at a young age to support his family. When he got older, he began to go to school miles and miles away from his home and worked as a janitor just to keep up with his tuition. He later became a teacher and became increasingly well known from speeches he gave throughout the country. His life style of how he came to be opened his eyes and showed him, as well as others of the black race, that you can become respected among the population just so long as you utilize the materials you have and slowly work your way up. Mr. W.E.B. DuBois had a completely different approach on the same goal of speaking out to the community and being heard. His thesis towards this approach was to get a higher education by going to a major college which would in effect make you more respectable and would make you more popular in the black community. His childhood also played a role in the life he leads today. He was born in the north so he did not...

Find Another Essay On Letter to negro parents chosing to go to trade school for the time of slavery instead of college.

Why Go To College Essay

1928 words - 8 pages Why Go to College? Since I can remember, I have never had any serious interest in school. When I was younger, my reasons for going to school were to socialize with my peers and spend my days in presence of beautiful girls. That way of thinking brought me nothing but trouble, my grades were not as good as they could have been and I always had problems with my parents. Every time they went to school to talk to my teachers, I would dread their

time to go Essay

791 words - 3 pages spindle fibers.- The chromatids are then lined up on the midline of the spindle, or in the middle of the cell.- Each centromere has one spindle fiber or microtubule on either side (one for each chromatid).- These fibers come from the centrioles.3. Anaphase; When the sister chromatids begin to separate, anaphase has begun.- The centromeres split and the sisters chromatids are pulled apart.- The chromatids are pulled by the spindle fibers toward

School Uniforms Are The Way To Go!

1056 words - 5 pages go. There are several reasons for that.The uniform dress code has helped make private,public and parochial schools more prestigious for their organization. Taking on the role of school uniforms brings about a new respect for the students and the school they are attending. The students look more professional while the school statistics show to improve. For the faculty it is easier to pick out an intruder. When looking at the social aspect for all

The Steady Increase in the Cost to go to College

1346 words - 5 pages college can be scary for some people because of the costs or the classes and the new experience, it would later be for their advantage. Some people only go to college because that is what their parents want, but they should be going because they want to go and they want to learn and want to get a higher paying job in the future. With less people going to college, there will be less money going to the colleges and that will cause them to raise the

It’s Time for the School Nurse to Retire

1028 words - 4 pages It’s Time for the School Nurse to Retire Do you remember me from the emergency room? You gave me that IV and took my blood sample. You did not use gloves. While you were stabbing into the crevice of my arm repeatedly I considered how unsanitary it was that you were ungloved. In case you had forgotten, as you were in the middle of a twelve-hour shift and I imagined you were tired, I asked whether you were supposed to wear gloves for

High School To College

1034 words - 4 pages you are in class you don't have to raise your hand and ask your professor if you can go to the bathroom. You are free to get up and go as long as you keep it quiet. In college there are plenty of people that you can see instead of seeing the same people over and over again. In college your professors don't make you come to class, and you don't have to worry about someone telling you that it's time to go to class. You have to be a responsible adult

Letter of Entry to a College´s Financing Department

781 words - 4 pages Shall I pretend that I am acquainted with every part of the course, having read the detailed content of the modules? I shall not bore you with that. Instead, here are some glimpses of my journey so far in building the foundation for my career in Accounting and Finance. My first part-time job at the age of 15 was at a formal-dress boutique where I worked as a salesperson. I realised the importance of multiple language skills when I tried to

High School to College

844 words - 4 pages : Children who get good grades in high school are conditioned to believe that they will also get good grades in college while putting forth the same amount of effort. My rationale is that in high school children who receive good grades are positively reinforced to believe that they are studying correctly by being rewarded with praise from their teachers. This means that the most intelligent students may believe that they have the correct methods for

Why I Want to go to College

706 words - 3 pages I want to go to college for the wholesome intellectual stimulation and to get more involved with my community. College will be my last opportunity to do so before I enter the work force. At college I can be intellectually and academically challenged; I will be able to learn with friends who are as dedicated to learning and the pursuit of knowledge as I am. My goals in college are to acquire the skills that I need to lead a successful and

The Admissions Committee would like to learn why you are a good fit for your undergraduate school choice (College of Arts and Sciences, School of

635 words - 3 pages While in high school I watched a Biomedical lecture of Yale University and recalled the professor saying that most people of today benefited from living longer when compared people alive in the early 1800s or prior to that time. He mentioned that due to the lack of technology and hence scarcity of research and knowledge people died of many illnesses which would have been curable in today’s society. This was the first time I have heard this

Is it ethical to use corn or rice to make fuel (ethanol) instead of using it for food?

693 words - 3 pages Food and energy are the main issues that were mentioned the most in 21st century. The world population has reached over seven billion by the time we are writing this essay (Worldometers, 2014). It means that the amount of food and energy consumed will be rising promptly. We do not know whether people would choose food crops or fuel crops to satisfy their needs, but from our point of view, producing ethanol by corn and rice is good for all

Similar Essays

Parents That Go Back To School Create A Positive Learning Environment For Their Children

1396 words - 6 pages I started going back to college a couple of semesters ago and I immediately noticed that when I was doing my homework, readings or discussions; my children started sitting with me at the kitchen table eager to do their homework. It used to be a chore to have my children sit down and concentrate on their academics as they wanted to go play, but now their main focus when coming home from school is to sit with Daddy and do their homework with me

Reason For Returning To School This Essay Describes The Reasons Why Working Adults, Like Myself, Decided To Go Back To College And Obtain A Degree

723 words - 3 pages The reason of why I decided to go back to school and obtain my Bachelor Degree has never been anything out of the ordinary. In today's society, I see many working adults pursuing their degree to obtain security and self-fulfillment. While others are looking for the advancement in pay and position in their current or new job. There are even those who need to gain more confidence in their skills to do a good job for their company and they feel

Reason For Returning To School This Essay Describes The Reasons Why Working Adults, Like Myself, Decided To Go Back To College And Obtain A Degree

718 words - 3 pages The reason of why I decided to go back to school and obtain my Bachelor Degree has never been anything out of the ordinary. In today's society, I see many working adults pursuing their degrees to obtain security and self-fulfillment. While others are looking for the advancement in pay and position in their current or new job. There are even those who need to gain more confidence in their skills to do a good job for their company and they feel

A Conflict After High School Descrides Two Boys After Graduation, What To Do With Thier Lives. What College To Go To

1618 words - 6 pages been excepted to Western and kept it in mind as a good option and often fathomed what it might be like to attend the same school, like we had through middle and high school. Many of my classmates and friends were being accepted by large, famous Universities far from home, some for academics, some for athletics, and others with wealthy parents. For these people I had much happiness, but at the same time a slight jealousy arose wishing I had pursued