The Progressive-era stands out as a time when reformers sought to address social ills brought about by a rapidly changing society. Debates surrounded issues such as political corruption, the regulation of business practices, racial equality, women’s suffrage, and the living conditions of impoverished immigrants overcrowded into urban slums.  

 Atlanta Compromise – Booker T. Washington 1895 (emersonkent.com) 

 Niagara Declaration of Principles – W.E.B. DuBois – Hear and Read the Full Text (youtube.com) 

 industrializationurbanization_scaffolding-how-the-other-half-lives.pdf (nysut.org)