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John Hope, American Educator ( June 2, 1868 - February 22, 1936 )

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We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.~John Hope Franklin


Travel Journey World

If the house is to be set in order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past.~John Hope Franklin


Past Present House

It was necessary, as a black historian, to have a personal agenda.~John Hope Franklin


Black Personal Necessary

We also learn that this country and the Western world have no monopoly of goodness and truth and scholarship, we begin to appreciate the ingredients that are indispensable to making a better world. In a life of learning that is, perhaps, the greatest lesson of all.~John Hope Franklin


Life Learning Truth

We have sat on the river bank and caught catfish with pin hooks. The time has come to harpoon a whale.~John Hope


Time River Bank

One feels the excitement of hearing an untold story.~John Hope


Story Excitement Untold

Dissatisfaction with possession and achievement is one of the requisites to further achievement.~John Hope


Achievement Possession

If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.~John Hope


Education Money Equality

I grew up thinking that you were supposed to read and write all your waking hours.~John Hope


Thinking You Up

We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths... and tell the world the glories of our journey.~John Hope


Journey World Go