Adult Religious Education: Booker T. Washington and The Atlanta Compromise

Event details

  • Sunday | January 31, 2016
  • 9:15 am - 10:30 am
  • 579 Polly Drummond Hill Road Newark DE 19711

Our Adult Religious Education group meets every Sunday before service in the MacArtor Library at 9:15 am.

This week we focus on an important episode of African American history with a presentation entitled The Atlanta Compromise by amateur historian Syl Woolford. Syl’s research is based on a University of Delaware database of 270 African American Newspapers from 1827 to 1998. Although Booker T. Washington was the most celebrated Black leader of his time, he offered a very limited vision of the future for African Americans which did not include political power, higher education or integration. The Civil Rights movement had to overcome this accommodationist perspective.