Power quotes

W.E.B. DuBois has always been one of my favorite people to study. He always wanted more for black people because he saw the strength in our race. He talked about the Talented Ten and he rejoiced in it during the Harlem Renaissance. I would like to share a quote or two from a great man with a great mind. I encourage those who don’t know about him to LOOK HIM UP!

“The shadow of a mighty Negro past flits through the tale of Ethiopia and of the Egypt the Sphinx. Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.”

“But what of black women? . . . I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.”

“Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes the harvest and the playtime.”

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