An educator’s controversial argument contends that blacks should advance by making themselves useful to whites.
“Shall the labor unions use their influence to deprive the black man of his opportunity to labor… [or] unite with those who want to give every man, regardless of color, race or creed, what Colonel Roosevelt calls the ‘square deal’ in the matters of labor?”
Review of Problems of the Present South by Edgar Gardner Murphy
“Slavery presented a problem of destruction; freedom presents a problem of construction.”
“It is through the dairy farm, the truck garden, the trades, and commercial life, largely, that the negro is to find his way to the enjoyment of all his rights.”