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H. L. Mencken
American Writer, Critic, Journalist, Editor, Scholar
Sunday 12 September 1880 - Sunday 29 January 1956
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
German Critic, Poet, Leader, Scholar
Tuesday 10 March 1772 - Monday 12 January 1829
Euripides
Greek Poet, Scholar
480 B.C. - 406 B.C.
Hesiod
Greek Poet, Scholar
800 B.C. - 720 B.C.
Martha Beck
American Author, Coach, Sociologist, Scholar
Born Thursday 29 November 1962
Georg Brandes
Danish Critic, Scholar
Friday 4 February 1842 - Saturday 19 February 1927
Carter G. Woodson
American Historian, Author, Journalist, Scholar
Sunday 19 December 1875 - Monday 3 April 1950
Christopher Dawson
English Writer, Historian, Scholar
1889 - 1970
Adam Clarke
British Theologian, Scholar
1760 - 1832
John Milton
English Poet, Scholar
Tuesday 9 December 1608 - Thursday 8 November 1674
Angela Davis
American Leader, Author, Activist, Scholar
Born Wednesday 26 January 1944
Bernice Johnson Reagon
American Musician, Activist, Composer, Scholar
Born Sunday 4 October 1942
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In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: fact, confidence, people, worth, more, money
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If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: race, history, worthwhile, tradition, becomes, negligible, factor, thought, world, stands, danger, being, exterminated
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When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: control, mans, thinking, worry, about, actions
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If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: Liberia, failed, evidence, failure, Negro, government, merely, slavery
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If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: Negro, ghetto, must, eternally, fed, hand, pushes, will, never, become, strong, enough, get
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The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: large, majority, Negroes, put, finishing, touches, best, colleges, all, worthless, development, people
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As another has well said, to handicap a student by teaching him that his black face is a curse and that his struggle to change his condition is hopeless is the worst sort of lynching.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: another, well, said, handicap, student, teaching, black, face, curse, struggle, change, condition, hopeless, worst, sort, lynching
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In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: democracy, accustomed, give, majority, want, rather, educate, understand, best
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This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: assumption, Negro, leadership, ghetto, must, confined, matters, religion, education, social, uplift, deal, fundamental, forces, life, make, things, possible
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The strongest bank in the United States will last only so long as the people will have sufficient confidence in it to keep their money there.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: strongest, bank, United, States, will, last, long, people, sufficient, confidence, keep, money
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In the long run, there is not much discrimination against superior talent.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: long, run, discrimination, superior, talent
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Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: record, forebears, accomplished, lose, inspiration, comes, teaching, biography, history
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I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: afraid, being, sued, white, businessmen, fact, welcome, law, suit
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Let us banish fear.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: let, banish, fear
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I am a radical.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: radical
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I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: ready, act, find, brave, men, help
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The mere imparting of information is not education.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: mere, imparting, information, education
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Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: Negroes, long, inconvenienced, denied, opportunities, development, naturally, afraid, anything, sounds, discrimination
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If the white man wants to hold on to it, let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able, should develop and carry out a program of his own.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: white, man, wants, hold, let, Negro, far, able, develop, carry, program, own
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The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.

Carter G. Woodson

Words: modern, education, all, defects, however, does, more, good, Negro, worked, conformity, needs, enslaved, oppressed, weaker, peoples
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