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John Hope
(1868-1936) born on
Jun 02
US educator. He advocated advanced liberal-arts instruction for blacks at a time when the opposing views of Booker T. Washington for technical training held sway.
We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale.

Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.
If we are not striving for equality, in heaven's name for what are we living?
Rise, Brothers! Come let us possess this land. Never say: "Let well enough alone" . . . Be discontented. Be dissatisfied.
If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: c. 1900.
R: In "My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget," by Dorothy Winbush Riley, 1995.
A: "The Story of John Hope," 1948.
N: "The Story of John Hope," 1948.
K: "The Story of John Hope," 1948.

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