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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.
Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.

Next to God we are indebted
to women, first for life itself,
and then for making it
worth living.
Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.
From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could.
Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "My Last Will and Testament," in "Ebony," Aug 1955.
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
N: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
K: A Centry of Progress of Negro Women," Chicago Women's Federation, June 30, 1935.

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