Quotes by Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson

American historian, author and journalist

Alive from: 1875-1950

Category: History and sociology | Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    The different ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess.
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    The educational system of a country is worthless unless it [revolutionizes the social order]. Men of scholarship, and prophetic insight, must show us the right way and lead us into light which is shining brighter and brighter.
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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.
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    The Negroes are facing the alternative of rising in the sphere of production to supply their proportion of the manufacturers and merchants or of going down to the graves of paupers.
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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.
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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.
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    The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.
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    They still have some money, and they have needs to supply. They must begin immediately to pool their earnings and organize industries to participate in supplying social and economic demands.
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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.
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    This crusade is much more important than the anti- lynching movement, because there would be no lynching if it did not start in the schoolroom.
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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.
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    Truth comes to us from the past, then, like gold washed down from the mountains.
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    Truth must be dug up from the past and presented to the circle of scholastics in scientific form and then through stories and dramatizations that will permeate our educational system.
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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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    We need workers, not leaders. Such workers will solve the problems which race leaders talk about.
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