Booker T. Washington's The Atlanta Compromise Address

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Educator, author, and civil rights leader, Booker T. Washington, was born into slavery on the 5th of April 1856 and was later freed by the revolutionizing effects of the Emancipation Proclamation. Through his charismatic personality and ability to identify and appeal to his audience, Booker T. won the hearts of many during the civil war. In his essay, The Atlanta Compromise Address, he expands on the different lifestyles of Whites and Blacks in America. Washington’s purpose is to encourage and achieve unity and coexistence between the two races. He adopts a kind yet patriotic tone to rally up both sides of the conflict, and uses literary skills such as ethos, pathos, allegory, repetition, and style to emphasize his points. The most memorable

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