James Lee Dickey: An Analysis of One African-American's Leadership in Jim Crow TexasMain MenuJames Lee Dickey: An Analysis of One African American's Leadership in Jim Crow TexasIntroductionSlave No MoreFreedman after Bondage 1865 - 1955African American LeadershipContenders for the TitleJames Lee DickeyThe Leadership of James Lee DickeyLocations in Dr. James Lee Dickey's StoryGoogle locations for Dr. Dickey's BiographyMaureen Grayab288c53aefb942d3e6102c32f4d6e3a10268d3b
1media/industrial education.jpeg2018-03-31T01:38:08-07:00The Power of Education5image_header2018-06-03T14:35:03-07:00Basic education was paramount to the success of African American equality. When Southern states granted local control over education, Washington protested this was a way to defund colored schools and sought assistance from other black leaders to protest the trend. Rather than support him, black opposition accused him of being an Uncle Tom by supporting industrial education. Washington stressed that industrial education trained students in “practical and useful skills.” While Southern whites focused on Tuskegee's industrial arts such as brick-making and farming, his students were also introduced to academia. Each student was assigned a curriculum that suited his talents and the best students were assigned an academic curriculum. One Tuskegee alumni, Alfred B. Xuma proceeded to medical school, practiced medicine and became the president of the African National Congress.