Historical Detective: Edward Alexander Bouchet and the Washington-Du Bois Debate over African-American Education

Historical Detective: Edward Alexander Bouchet and the Washington-Du Bois Debate over African-American Education

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Edward Alexander Bouchet, ca. 1874

Edward Alexander Bouchet, ca. 1874

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In this two-part lesson plan, students will learn about the debate between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois over African-American education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and about the life of Edward Bouchet, the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in Physics in 1876.