Words of Wisdom
Who uttered these famous words?
Read the quote, then choose the person you think!
A. “A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.”
B. “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”
C. “The soul that is within me no man can degrade.”
D. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”
E. “The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.”
F. “If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
1. Langston Hughes
2. Sojourner Truth
Hurley, New York
Abolitionist / Feminist
3. Frederick Douglass
Former slave / Antislavery leader
4. Thurgood Marshall
Supreme Court Justice
5. George Washington Carver
Diamond Grove, Missouri
Educator / Innovator
6. Zora Neale Hurston
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