[PW] Need help finding source of or verifying W.E.B. du Bois quotation

S M Colowick colowick at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 09:54:01 PDT 2017


On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 9:39 AM, 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.

Google Books says it's on page 231 of a 1970 book called W.E.B. Du
Bois Speaks: Speeches and Addresses, 1890-1919. Of course he said
"man" instead of "person."


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