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Carter G. Woodson Quotes

Let us banish fear. We have been in this mental state for three centuries. I am a radical. I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.
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The oppressor has always indoctrinated the weak with his interpretation of the crimes of the strong.

— Carter G. Woodson

Let us banish fear.

— Carter G. Woodson

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.

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I am not afraid of being sued by white businessmen. In fact, I should welcome such a law suit.

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Our most widely known scholars have been trained in universities outside of the South.

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We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation, but we teach him how to accept it as final and just.

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Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority.

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And crushes at the same time the spark of genius in the Negro by making him feel that his race does not amount to much and never will measure up to the standards of other peoples. The Negro thus educated is a hopeless liability of the race.

— Carter G. Woodson

Practically all of the successful Negroes in this country are of the uneducated type or of that of Negroes who have had no formal education at all. 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. If after leaving school they have the opportunity to give out to Negroes what traducers of the race would like to have it learn such persons may thereby earn a living at teaching or preaching what they have been taught but they never become a constructive force in the development of the race. The so-called school, then, becomes a questionable factor in the life of this despised people. 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. It kills one's aspirations and dooms him to

— Carter G. Woodson

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