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W. E. B. Du Bois
(1868-1963) born on
Feb 23
US writer, social reformer. He was prominent in the early movement for racial equality and helped create the NAACP, 1909.
         
   
F
There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.

R
One ever feels his twoness -- 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.
A
Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.
N
Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.
K
If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Seventh Son," vol. 2, 1933.
R: "The Souls of Black Folk," ch. 1, 1903.
A: "The Souls of Black Folk," ch. 1, 1903.
N: "Last Message to the World," 1957.
K: "The Gift of Black Folk," ch. 9, 1924.
   


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