Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.
We have a wonderful history behind us. ... If you are unable to demonstrate to the world that you have this record, the world will say to you, 'You are not worthy to enjoy the blessings of democracy or anything else'.
If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.
And thus goes segregation which is the most far-reaching development in the history of the Negro since the enslavement of the race.
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