Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Booker T. Washington Quote
I am reading two short readings by Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. Both of them were great men who did a lot to help the black race after the Civil War.
I found a great quote from the writing, Up From Slavery Chapter XIV THe Atlanta Exposition Address.
This is Booker T. Washington speaking,
"In my contact with people I find that, as a rule, it is only the little, narrow people who live for themselves, who never read good books, who do not travel, who never open up their souls in a way to permit them to come into contact with other souls-- with the great outside world. No man whose vision is bounded by colour can come into contact with what is highest and best in the world. I have found that the happiest people are those who do the most for others; the most miserable are those who do the least. I have also found that few things, if any, are capable of making one so blind and narrow as race prejudice."
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