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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
Knowledge is the prime need of the hour.

R
Next to God we are indebted
to women, first for life itself,
and then for making it
worth living.
A
Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist.
N
From the first, I made my learning, what little it was, useful every way I could.
K
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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