David Levering Lewis Quote: “There was a very famous leader…”

There was a very famous leader in Atlanta who thought that education was appropriate, but on the whole, the view was, ‘If you’re going to keep people down, you have to keep them ignorant. And so, nothing personal, but we just don’t want to recognize the attributes that man of learning would bring. Quite threatening, those would be.’

David Levering Lewis


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Name: David Levering Lewis
Profession: Historian
Nationality: American
Birthday: May 25, 1936
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