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Out of the temptation of Hate, and burned by the fire of Despair, triumphant over Doubt, and steeled by Sacrifice against Humiliation,... He bent to all the gibes and prejudices, to all hatred and discrimination with that rare courtesy which is the armor of pure souls... he simply worked, inspiring the young, rebuking the old, helping the weak, guiding the strong.

W. E. B. Du Bois
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