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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.
         
   
F
All womanhood is hampered today because the world on which it is emerging is a world that tries to worship both virgins and mothers and in the end despises motherhood and despoils virgins.

R
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
A
The music of an unhappy people, of the children of disappointment; they tell of death and suffering and unvoiced longing toward a truer world, of misty wanderings and hidden ways.
N
But what of black women? . . . I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.
K
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
R: "The Souls of Black Folk," ch. 1, 1903.
A: "The Souls of Black Folk," ch. 14, 1903.
N: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
K: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
   


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