Nannie Helen Burroughs Quotes (1 quote)
“For a number of years there has been a righteous discontent, a burning zeal to go forward in His name among the Baptist women of our churches and it will be the dynamic force in the religious campaign at the opening of the 20th century.”
―Nannie Helen Burroughs
How the Sisters Are Hindered from Helping September 1900 National Baptist Convention.
“He was born to be a senator. He never said anything important, and he always said it sonorously.”
Elmer Gantry (1927)
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
―Franklin D. Roosevelt
Second Inaugural Address (20 January 1937)
As quoted in The New York Times (28 October 1973)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsNannie Helen Burroughs
Born: May 2, 1878
Died: May 20, 1961 (aged 83)
Bio: Nannie Helen Burroughs, was an African-American educator, orator, religious leader, and businesswoman. She gained national recognition for her 1900 speech How the Sisters Are Hindered from Helping, at the National Baptist Convention. She founded the National Training School for Women and Girls in Washington, DC in 1909.