1 And that night we knew that to hold the body of women in our arms is neither ugly nor shameful, but the one ecstasy granted to the race of men.
2 He was enslaved by his birth, by his kin, by his race.
3 To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
4 A people thus handicapped ought not to be asked to race with the world, but rather allowed to give all its time and thought to its own social problems.
5 Thus Negro suffrage ended a civil war by beginning a race feud.
6 And some felt gratitude toward the race thus sacrificed in its swaddling clothes on the altar of national integrity; and some felt and feel only indifference and contempt.
7 Nearly all the former ones had become leaders by the silent suffrage of their fellows, had sought to lead their own people alone, and were usually, save Douglass, little known outside their race.
8 The rich and dominating North, however, was not only weary of the race problem, but was investing largely in Southern enterprises, and welcomed any method of peaceful cooperation.
9 He insists on thrift and self-respect, but at the same time counsels a silent submission to civic inferiority such as is bound to sap the manhood of any race in the long run.
10 The South ought to be led, by candid and honest criticism, to assert her better self and do her full duty to the race she has cruelly wronged and is still wronging.
11 The foundations of knowledge in this race, as in others, must be sunk deep in the college and university if we would build a solid, permanent structure.
12 Once in debt, it is no easy matter for a whole race to emerge.
13 We feel and know that there are many delicate differences in race psychology, numberless changes that our crude social measurements are not yet able to follow minutely, which explain much of history and social development.
14 It is my present task, therefore, to indicate, from my point of view, how the black race in the South meet and mingle with the whites in these matters of everyday life.
15 I have said that there are few instances of a member of my race betraying a specific trust.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter I.