Finally, in Washington's conclusion, he strays fro Essay

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Finally, in Washington's conclusion, he strays from prior accomadationist approaches and
speaks more in an integrationist manner. This is seen when he says, "…let us pray God,
will come…in a determination to administer absolute justice" (684). As an
accomadationist, Washington was more concerned with pleasing the whites than establishing
equality immediately. At the very end of his speech though, Washington, pleaded for an
immediate ending to the injustices that his race had been facing signifying a resemblance
to King's plea for equality.

Similar to Washington, Dr. King pleaded to the American people for a quick ending to the
injustices and inequality that his race had been facing. One hundred years after slavery
was abolished, America was at a cross-road in its history, it could either quickly resolve
the racial discrimination or it could continue to ignore the black race which in turn
would lead to the demise of our great nation. King recognized this crossroad, and alluded
to it when he said, "There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro
is guaranteed his citizenship rights" (1424). Like Washington, King wanted an immediate
ending to discrimination for without one our nation would be plagued with a hostile racial
division that could very well have led another war.

Despite a time separation of nearly seventy years, both Booker T. Washington and Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. held many of the same beliefs regarding racial integration. Both
men knew that their race was suffering from a continuous injustice (discrimination), which
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