"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
- Booker T. Washington
The 100 year period from Emancipation and the passage of the 13th Amendment, to the start of the Civil Rights era is something that Americans in general, and we American Blacks in particular, need to be re-educated, or better educated about. While the "African-American" sub-culture of the post Civil Rights era has little-to-nothing that we can or should be proud of, the PROGRESS of American Blacksprior to that is nothing short of astounding. ~Unhyphenated America
"Men may make laws to hinder and fetter the ballot, but men cannot make laws that will bind or retard the growth of manhood.
We went into slavery a piece of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery without a language; we came out speaking the proud Anglo-Saxon tongue. We went into slavery with slave chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with the American ballot in our hands.
Progress, progress is the law of nature; under God it shall be our eternal guiding star." ~ THAT DUDE,Booker T. Washington.
'The Problems of the Colored Race in the South,' lecture, Hamilton Club, Chicago (10 December 1895)
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