Lerone Bennett Jr. was an African-American scholar, author and social historian, known for his analysis of race relations in the United States. His best-known works include Before the Mayflower (1962) and Forced into Glory (2000), a book about U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.
|Historians are responsible not only for the words they write but for the words they don’t write.||History|
|I refuse to play the game of American scholars who only see genocide when it occurs for Europeans. American slavery was just as much a genocide as ever occurred in Nazi Germany.||Miscellaneous ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade|
|If Abraham Lincoln had had his way, there would be no Black people in America—None!||Compliments, Insults & Rebukes|
|Lincoln is a religion in this country. He is a sacred icon. Millions of people make money selling Lincoln. He is an industry.||Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership|