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Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs From Voices Around the World


by Retha Powers (editor),
The Florida Courier, December 27, 2013

"Some view our sable race with scornful eye, 'Their color is a diabolical die,'" Phillis Wheatley proclaimed in the eighteenth century. "Remember, Christians, Negroes, black as Cain, May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train."


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