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Beah E. Richards

  • Nature is neither reasonable nor just. Nature is exact.

    • Beah E. Richards,
    • preface, A Black Woman Speaks and Other Poems ()
  • For me life is a challenge. And it will be a challenge if I live to be 100 or if I get to be a trillionaire.

    • Beah E. Richards,
    • in Ebony ()
  • Race, what is that? Race is a competition, somebody winning and somebody losing. ... Blood doesn't run in races! Come on!

    • Beah E. Richards,
    • in Brian Lanker, I Dream a World ()
  • Both class and race survived education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?

    • Beah E. Richards,
    • in Brian Lanker, I Dream a World ()

Beah E. Richards, U.S. actor, poet, playwright, civil rights activist

(1926 - 2000)