Mary Terrell

Mary Terrell

Please stop using the word "Negro."... We are the only human beings in the world with fifty-seven variety of complexions who are classed together as a single racial unit. Therefore, we are really truly colored people, and that is the only name in the English language which accurately describes us.More Mary Terrell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No one color can describe the various and varied complexions in our group. They range from the deep black to the fairest white with all the colors of the rainbow thrown in for good measure. When twenty or thirty of us meet, it is as hard to find three or four with the same complexion as it would be catch greased lightning in a bottle.More Mary Terrell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To the lack of incentive to effort, which is the awful shadow under which we live, may be traced the wreck and ruin of scores of colored youth.More Mary Terrell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
it is only through the home that a people can become really good and truly great ...More Mary Terrell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nobody wants to know a colored woman's opinion about her own status of that of her group. When she dares express it, no matter how mild or tactful it may be, it is called 'propaganda,' or is labeled 'controversial.' Those two words have come to have a very ominous sound to me.More Mary Terrell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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