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Mary McLeod Bethune
(1875-1955) born on
Jul 10
US educator, writer. She was active in national black affairs and a special adviser to FDR on the problems of minority groups.
         
   
F
When they learn of Shakespeare and Goethe, we must teach them of Pushkin and Dumas . . . Whatever the white man has done, we have done, and often better.

R
The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
A
There is a place in God's sun for the youth "farthest down" who has the vision, the determination, and the courage to reach it.
N
I never stop to plan. I take things step by step.
K
If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Clarifying Our Vision With the Facts," The Journal of Negro History, Jan 1938.
R: "Faith That Moved a Dump Heap," In "Who, the Magazine about People," Jun 1941.
A: A Centry of Progress of Negro Women," Chicago Women's Federation, June 30, 1935.
N: "Faith That Moved a Dump Heap," In "Who, the Magazine about People," Jun 1941.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


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