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Melvin Tolson
(1900-1966) born on
Feb 06
US poet, educator. He is best known for his volume "Harlem Gallery" and his Washington Tribune column, "Caviar and Cabbage," 1937-1944.
         
   
F
When the exceptional historian comes along, you have a poet.

R
The question is -- Who will get to heaven first; the man who talks or the man who acts?
A
Old men dream dreams; young men see visions.
N
Out of abysses of Illiteracy,
Through labyrinths of Lies,
Across wastelands of Disease . . .
We advance!
Out of dead-ends of Poverty,
Through wilderness of Superstition,
Across barricades of Jim Crowism . . .
We advance!
K
A civilization is always judged in its decline.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: "Dark Symphony," "Rendezvous with Death," 1944.
K: In "Black Women Writers," by Mari Evans, 1984.
   


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