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W. E. B. Du Bois
(1868-1963) born on
Feb 23
US writer, social reformer. He was prominent in the early movement for racial equality and helped create the NAACP, 1909.
There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.

One ever feels his twoness -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.
Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.
If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Seventh Son," vol. 2, 1933.
R: "The Souls of Black Folk," ch. 1, 1903.
A: "The Souls of Black Folk," ch. 1, 1903.
N: "Last Message to the World," 1957.
K: "The Gift of Black Folk," ch. 9, 1924.

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