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1  As I have stated, it was a whole race trying to go to school.
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2  I have said that there are few instances of a member of my race betraying a specific trust.
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3  The parting from our former owners and the members of our own race on the plantation was a serious occasion.
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4  The influence of ancestry, however, is important in helping forward any individual or race, if too much reliance is not placed upon it.
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5  I have long since ceased to cherish any spirit of bitterness against the Southern white people on account of the enslavement of my race.
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6  At that time there was not a single member of my race anywhere near us who could read, and I was too timid to approach any of the white people.
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7  In a few hours the great questions with which the Anglo-Saxon race had been grappling for centuries had been thrown upon these people to be solved.
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8  About this time the question of having some kind of a school opened for the coloured children in the village began to be discussed by members of the race.
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9  Few people who were not right in the midst of the scenes can form any exact idea of the intense desire which the people of my race showed for an education.
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10  I used to envy the white boy who had no obstacles placed in the way of his becoming a Congressman, Governor, Bishop, or President by reason of the accident of his birth or race.
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11  This experience of a whole race beginning to go to school for the first time, presents one of the most interesting studies that has ever occurred in connection with the development of any race.
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12  I do not know how many have noticed it, but I think that it will be found to be true that there are few instances, either in slavery or freedom, in which a member of my race has been known to betray a specific trust.
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13  Even the most ignorant members of my race on the remote plantations felt in their hearts, with a certainty that admitted of no doubt, that the freedom of the slaves would be the one great result of the war, if the northern armies conquered.
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14  When persons ask me in these days how, in the midst of what sometimes seem hopelessly discouraging conditions, I can have such faith in the future of my race in this country, I remind them of the wilderness through which and out of which, a good Providence has already led us.
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15  One may get the idea, from what I have said, that there was bitter feeling toward the white people on the part of my race, because of the fact that most of the white population was away fighting in a war which would result in keeping the Negro in slavery if the South was successful.
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16  As a rule, not only did the members of my race entertain no feelings of bitterness against the whites before and during the war, but there are many instances of Negroes tenderly caring for their former masters and mistresses who for some reason have become poor and dependent since the war.
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17  As usual, I put the case before my mother, and she explained to me that she had no money with which to buy a "store hat," which was a rather new institution at that time among the members of my race and was considered quite the thing for young and old to own, but that she would find a way to help me out of the difficulty.
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