The Daredevil Dumas
The name of Alexandre Dumas is often championed among the most accomplished persons of African heritage.
Jamaican-American historian Joel Augustus Rogers listed him in the second volume of his World's Greatest Men of Color, published in 1947.
With 'a multitude of talents in a single body,' Rogers referred to Dumas as 'the greatest, the most prolific, the most jovial writer the world has ever known.' But he was not alone.
Besides Dumas, Rogers profiles two other figures of great renown: his father and his son.
Altogether, these were the three musketeers.
Give Me Liberty
Part I: False Greatness
Part II: Cast Down Your Soul
Part III: The Carternick Compromise
Man vs. Nature
Booker T. Washington vs. W. E. B. Du Bois
Jay-Z vs. Colin Kapernick
I. False Greatness
MYLo, forbear to call him bless'd
That only boasts a large estate,
Should all the treasures of the west
Meet, and conspire to make him great:
I know thy better thoughts, I know
Thy reason can't descend so low:
Let a broad stream, with golden sands,
Through all his meadows roll,
He's but a wretch, with all his lands,
That wears a narrow soul.
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