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Beah Richards
(1926-2000) born on
Jul 12
US poet, playwright, actress. She is best noted for her poetry in "A Black Woman Speaks and Other Poems," 1974.
         
   
F
Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?

R
Having grown up in a racist culture where 2 and 2 are not 5, I have found life to be incredibly theatrical and theater to be profoundly lifeless.
A
Heaven and earth! How is it that bodies join but never meet?
N
Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. . . .Blood doesn't run in races! Come on!
K
For me life is a challenge. And it will be a challenge if I live to be 100 or if I get to be a trillionaire.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "I Dream a World," by Brian Lanker, 1989.
R: Preface, "A Black Woman Speaks and Other Poems," 1974.
A: "It's Time for Love," St. 2, "A Black Woman Speaks and Other Poems," 1974.
N: In "I Dream a World," by Brian Lanker, 1989.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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