Born: April 5, 1856
Birthplace: Hale's Ford, Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: November 14, 1915
Occupation: Author, Civil Rights Leader, and Educator
Profile: Most influential African American spokesman between 1895 and 1915. Leader of the Tuskegee Institute.
Number of Quotes: 4
I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
You may fill your heads with knowledge or skillfully train your hands, but unless it is based upon high, upright character, upon a true heart, it will amount to nothing.