Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

-Booker_T_Washington_1940_Issue-10c

 

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“Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery, he spoke on behalf of the large majority of blacks who lived in the South but had lost their ability to vote through disfranchisement by southern legislatures. Historians note that Washington, “advised, networked, cut deals, made threats, pressured, punished enemies, rewarded friends, greased palms, manipulated the media, signed autographs, read minds with the skill of a master psychologist, strategized, raised money, always knew where the camera was pointing, traveled with an entourage, waved the flag with patriotic speeches, and claimed to have no interest in partisan politics. In other words, he was an artful politician.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Booker_T._Washington

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