The Atlanta compromise was an agreement struck in 1895 between Booker T. Washington, president of the Tuskegee Institute, and other African-American leaders, and Southern white leaders. It was opposed by W. E. B. Du Bois and other African-American leaders.
The agreement was that Southern blacks would work meekly and submit to white political rule, while Southern whites guaranteed that blacks would receive basic education and due process in law. Blacks would not agitate for equality, integration, or justice, and Northern whites would fund black educational charities.
- Atlanta Compromise - Booker T Washington
- ATLANTA COMPROMISE: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History... - James Sorelle