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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The future woman must have a life work and economic independence. She must have the right of motherhood at her own discretion.
Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.
Source: Last message to the world, written 1957. Read at his funeral, 1963.
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