” Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people living on any kind of public assistance. People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community. “


” One of the prices that we pay for integration was the disintegration of the black community. “


” When you were growing up in the 30s, 20s, of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington, D.C., area were required to live among themselves. “


” Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that’s what Washington was. “


” The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges. “


” The black community now in many ways divided itself the way the larger white community divides itself, over class issues. And that race is no longer the bond that it once was. That’s one of the prices you pay for progress. “



All 6 Ed Smith Quotes about Black in picture


Even during my youth, I can recall very few black people living on any kind of public assistance. People were working, doing some kind of job that was useful to the community.
One of the prices that we pay for integration was the disintegration of the black community.
When you were growing up in the 30s, 20s, of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington, D.C., area were required to live among themselves.
Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that
The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges.
The black community now in many ways divided itself the way the larger white community divides itself, over class issues. And that race is no longer the bond that it once was. That

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