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1  This was my first experience in finding out what the colour of my skin meant.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter III.
2  The difference that the colour of one's skin would make I had not thought anything about.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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3  This news was usually gotten from the coloured man who was sent to the post-office for the mail.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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4  No man whose vision is bounded by colour can come into contact with what is highest and best in the world.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XIV.
5  I never could understand how he knew just where to draw the colour line, since the Indian and I were of about the same complexion.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VI.
6  Judging from my personal acquaintance with Mr. Cleveland, I do not believe that he is conscious of possessing any colour prejudice.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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7  So far as I can learn, the term was first used to designate a part of the country which was distinguished by the colour of the soil.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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8  My experience is that there is something in human nature which always makes an individual recognize and reward merit, no matter under what colour of skin merit is found.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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9  In some way a feeling got among the coloured people that it was far from proper for them to bear the surname of their former owners, and a great many of them took other surnames.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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10  Say what we will, there is something in human nature which we cannot blot out, which makes one man, in the end, recognize and reward merit in another, regardless of colour or race.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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11  As I have stated, most of the coloured people left the old plantation for a short while at least, so as to be sure, it seemed, that they could leave and try their freedom on to see how it felt.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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12  The wild rejoicing on the part of the emancipated coloured people lasted but for a brief period, for I noticed that by the time they returned to their cabins there was a change in their feelings.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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13  It is now long ago that I learned this lesson from General Armstrong, and resolved that I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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14  Before she went to Framingham, some one suggested to Miss Davidson that, since she was so very light in colour, she might find it more comfortable not to be known as a coloured women in this school in Massachusetts.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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15  At one time Mr. Douglass was travelling in the state of Pennsylvania, and was forced, on account of his colour, to ride in the baggage-car, in spite of the fact that he had paid the same price for his passage that the other passengers had paid.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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16  In the slave quarters, and even later, I heard whispered conversations among the coloured people of the tortures which the slaves, including, no doubt, my ancestors on my mother's side, suffered in the middle passage of the slave ship while being conveyed from Africa to America.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
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17  When a Negro girl learns to cook, to wash dishes, to sew, or write a book, or a Negro boy learns to groom horses, or to grow sweet potatoes, or to produce butter, or to build a house, or to be able to practise medicine, as well or better than some one else, they will be rewarded regardless of race or colour.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XVI.
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