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Carter G. Woodson
(1875-1950) born on
Dec 19
US historian, editor. He opened and popularized the long-neglected field of black studies to scholars and also popularized; wrote "The African Background Outlined," 1936.
         
   
F
The educational system of a country is worthless unless it [revolutionizes the social order]. Men of scholarship, and prophetic insight, must show us the right way and lead us into light which is shining brighter and brighter.

R
Truth comes to us from the past, then, like gold washed down from the mountains.
A
Truth must be dug up from the past and presented to the circle of scholastics in scientific form and then through stories and dramatizations that will permeate our educational system.
N
We need workers, not leaders. Such workers will solve the problems which race leaders talk about.
K
In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent. It constrains men to recognize it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget," by Dorothy Winbush Riley, 1995.
R: "Story of the Negro Retold," 1935.
A: "The Mis-education of the Negro," 1933.
N: "The Mis-education of the Negro," 1933.
K: "Negro Makers of HIstory," 1928.
   


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