Quotations by Benjamin Banneker

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
Quoted in G W Williams, History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880 (1882)

I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.

JOC/EFR December 2013

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