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T. Thomas Fortune
(1856-1928) born on
Oct 03
US journalist, editor. He was the leading black American journalist of the late 19th century and editor of the "New York Globe."
         
   
F
The race cannot succeed, nor build strong citizens, until we have a race of women competent to do more than bear a brood of negative men.

R
Mental inertia is death.
A
When a society fosters as much crime and destitution as ours, with ample resources to meet the actual necessities of every one, there must be something radically wrong, not in the society but in the foundation upon which society is reared.
N
We must learn to lean upon ourselves; we must learn to plan and execute business enterprises of our own; we must learn to venture our pennies if we would gain dollars.
K
Our history in this country dates from the moment that restless men among us became restless under oppression and rose against it . . . Agitation, contentions, ceaseless unrest, constant aspiring -- a race so moved must prevail.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
R: In "Globe," 18 Aug 1883.
A: "Black and White: Land, Labor and Politics in the South," 1884.
N: In "Globe," 18 Aug 1883.
K: In "Globe," 18 Aug 1883.
   


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