The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people.
This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
I am a radical.
The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
Stop at home. Arm for Ireland. Fight for Ireland and no other land.
We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation, but we teach him how to accept it as final and just.
Let us banish fear.
If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.