W. E. B. Du Bois

1868 - 1963

A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on motherhood, world, and worship

All womanhood is hampered today because the world on which it is emerging is a world that tries to worship both virgins and mothers and in the end despises motherhood and despoils virgins.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on america and people

Would America have been America without her Negro people?

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on doubt and women

But what of black women?. . . I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on discretion, economics, future, independence, life, motherhood, women, and work

The future woman must have a life work and economic independence. She must have the right of motherhood at her own discretion.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on belief, injustice, and pride

I believe in pride of race and lineage and self - in pride of self so deep as to scorn injustice to other selves.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on deed, thought, vision, women, and world

When in this world a man comes forward with a thought, a deed, a vision, we ask not how does he look, but what is his message?. . . The world still wants to ask that a woman primarily be pretty. . . .

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on colors and problems

The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: To the Nations of the World; address to Pan-African conference, London, 1900

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on liberty

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The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: John Brown, 1909, The Legacy of John Brown

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on darkness, justice, present, and world

The dark world is going to submit to its present treatment just as long as it must and not one moment longer.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: Darkwater, 1920, The Souls of White Folk

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A Quote by W. E. B. Du Bois on body, darkness, idealism, soul, and strength

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others. . . . One feels his two-ness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 - 1963)

Source: The Souls of Black Folk, 1903

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