The power of the ballot we need in sheer defense, else what shall save us from a second slavery?
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the… (read more)
To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires.
One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals… (read more)
The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others,… (read more)
A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.