A pretty good test of a man's religion is how it affects his pocketbook.
When the U.S. Government shows a proper appreciation of the services of the Negro who has never failed it in every crisis of its history to do his whole duty, to shed his blood freely in its behalf . . . then, and not till then, will I be heard.
Race prejudice can't be talked down, it must be lived down.
History is full of examples of people compromising their beliefs in order to keep themselves alive.
It is only what is written upon the soul of man that will survive the wreck of time.
. . . unless there comes to the Nation a greater emancipation than Lincoln's Proclamation effected, it is doomed, it is bound to go down.
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