You may have heard the saying that those who discover or create new knowledge “stand upon the shoulders of giants.” As a future social worker, you will stand on the shoulders of many individuals who have come before you. These influential people may have fought for women’s suffrage, African American rights, or poverty assistance, among other social causes. You may be familiar with their names through your textbook readings for this course, or they may be entirely unknown to you.
Choose one of the following social work policy makers as the focus of your paper, and identify a signature social policy effected by that person:
William Edward B. DuBois
Booker T. Washington