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What is the difference between Martin Luther King Jr and Booker T. Washington?


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June 18, 2014 8:32PM

Booker T. Washington stressed economic liberation while Martin Luther King, Jr. stressed political liberation. Since Booker T. Washington did not actively oppose the Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws, he was embraced by Segregationist Whites and, correspondingly, reviled by many Blacks.