Quotation by W.E.B. Du Bois

The shadow of a mighty Negro past flits through the tale of Ethiopia the shadowy and of the Egypt the Sphinx. Throughout history, the powers of single blacks flash here and there like falling stars, and die sometimes before the world has rightly gauged their brightness.
W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (1868–1963), U.S. civil rights leader, author. The Souls of Black Folk, ch. 1 (1903).
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