February 4, 2012
Quote for Today - Fourth Day of Black History Month
"Please stop using the word 'Negro' .... We are the only human beings in the world with fifty-seven varieties of complexions who are classed together as a single racial unit. Therefore, we are really colored people, and that is the only name in the English language which accurately describes us."
Mary Church Terrell [1863-1954], letter to the editor, Washington Post, May 14, 1949
In Wikipedia she is described as "one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree." She was quite a woman. Check out her biography in Wikipedia.