Annual Negro Night, February 9, 1930

Miss Nannie H. Burroughs (president of the National Training School for Women and Girls, Washington, D.C.)
“Discrimination is a breeder of prejudice, idleness, disease, and race antipathy that has cost billions of dollars and millions of lives. The ‘John Crow’ civilization has engendered a double standard deeply imbedded in the blood of both white and colored peoples that 500 years of intensive in the blood of both white and colored peoples that 500 years of intensive application of the teachings of Jesus Christ will be required to remove it.”

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