Friday, August 20, 2010

Today -100: August 20, 1910: Of not whining

Theodore Roosevelt addressed the National Negro Business League. He told them “that they should not whine about privileges they did not enjoy, but should plunge ahead and make the best of the opportunities they have.” And “slouchy, ne’er-do-well” negroes hurt the whole negro race. And the best friends the negroes can have are their white neighbors in the South (say WHAT?).

Canadian MP Henri Bourassa, leader of the Quebec Nationalists, calls for annexation of Canada by the United States.

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