Carter G. Woodson
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- "When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his "proper place" and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary."
- The Mis-Education of the Negro (1969 ), p. 21
- "The oppressor has always indoctrinated the weak with his interpretation of the crimes of the strong."
- The Mis-Education of the Negro (1969 ), p. 131
- "If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by the hand that pushes him into the ghetto, he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto."
- The Mis-Education of the Negro (2009 ), p. 84