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The Rural South has been and remains home to countless scholars, academics, activists, and game-changers who have made history-making contributions to our world.  Each week, the Southern Scholars team will highlight these luminaries by posting their most inspiring quotes here and on our social media pages.  Check back often for updates and please feel free to submit suggestions here.

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“I am convinced that we have an obligation to ourselves, our legacy, and our heritage to make a difference.”​


-Dr. Doretha Pressey

"I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth.  We need to be taught to study rathern than believe, to inquire rather than to affirm."

- Septima Poinsette Clark

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