The Negro Awakening
AbstractMankind has a way of summing up the accumulated experience of ages in the form of aphorisms. The one which seems to be most commonly cited in connection with recent events in South Africa has come down to us from the ancient Greeks: "Whom the Gods would destroy they first make mad." No less appropriate, it seems to us, is another which we assume to be of American origin: "God helps those who help themselves."
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