In this module, you will compare and contrast two major historical figures, W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington and their beliefs regarding educating African Americans. In addition, you will trace the educational experiences of Native Americans from the 1920s to the present.

Decorative icon indicating an activityDrag the image slider below to compare two classrooms in the United States in the 1930s. The first photograph shows a black segregated schoolroom, while the second photograph shows a white schoolroom. How do the two classrooms compare?

While working in this module, think about the following questions:

Photograph of a segregated black schoolroom from the 1930s. Conditions are dilapidated and appear to be harsh for the children. Photograph of a segregated white schoolroom from 1935. Conditions appear to be tidy and good for the children.


[Untitled images of segregation-era schoolrooms]. Retrieved from