[PW] Need help finding source of or verifying W.E.B. du Bois quotation
Mary Wilkes T.
mwilkest at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 11:51:05 PDT 2017
Thank you so much, ADSGarson O'Toole!
This is a great cite to the source and the quotation.
Thanks so much for finding it for us.
I've sent your answer on to the person asking. He'll be very happy!
Kudos from Mary, Lauren, Kasia & Joel of The Urbana Free Adult Services team.
On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:49 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here is a citation and HathiTrust link to an essay by Du Bois in a 1910 volume.
> The Editorial review. v.2 (1910).
> The Economic Aspects of Race Prejudice
> By W. E. Burghardt Du Bois,
> Professor of Sociology, Atlanta University
> Start Page 488, Quote Page 493
> [Begin excerpt]
> And when a group, a nation or a world assumes this attitude, it is
> handling dynamite. There is in this world no such force as the force
> of a man determined to rise. The human soul can not be permanently
> [End excerpt]
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:39 PM, Mary Wilkes T. <mwilkest at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks!
>> Our city HR person has asked help in finding the source of this
>> quotation by W.E.B. du Bois.
>> It's everywhere without citation on the Internet.
>> "There is in this world no such force as the force of a person
>> determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained." -
>> W.E.B. Dubois.
>> Several of us have spent time on it, and have discovered a few
>> resources we can access giving sources. We have found it cited as
>> being from a speech Du Bois gave titled "Race Prejudice" (delivered on
>> March 5, 1910), but when we found the text of that speech
>> (http://credo.library.umass.edu/view/full/mums312-b196-i049) it did
>> not include these lines. We also found it cited several times as
>> coming from the book Souls of Black Folk, but doing searches of
>> full-text documents of that work did not find this quote either. We've
>> checked a number of quotation books.
>> Anyone run into this quote before? Or have suggestions of what we can try next?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Mary Wilkes Towner
>> Adjunct Lecturer, UIUC GSLIS
>> Interim Director of Adult Services, The Urbana Free Library
>> 210 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
>> 217 367-4405/mwilkest at gmail.com
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Mary Wilkes T*****
Adjunct Lecturer, UIUC GSLIS
Interim Director of Adult Services, The Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
217 367-4405/mwilkest at gmail.com
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