Carter G. Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an American historian and author who has been called the “father of black history.” His research has been cited by some of the greatest commentators who discuss history and the past. Here are 10 Incredible Quotes From Carter Woodson:
“The oppressor has always indoctrinated the weak with his interpretation of the crimes of the strong.”
“The mere imparting of information is not education. ”
“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.”
“Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better.”
“Cooperation implies equality of the participants in the particular task at hand.”
“Let us banish fear. We have been in this mental state for three centuries. I am a radical. I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me.”
“You cannot serve people by giving them orders as to what to do. The real servant of the people must live among them, think with them, feel for them, and die for them…”
“When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his ‘proper place’ and will stay in it.”
“No man knows what he can do until he tries.”
“The servant of the people, unlike the leader, is not on a high horse trying to carry the people to some designated point to which he would like to go for his own advantage. The servant of the people is down among them, living as they live, doing what they do and enjoying what they enjoy.”
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