Black Folk Lifted By Their Bootstraps Should Beware of Heels The State of Black Leadership
In this period of transition and growing social change, there is a dire need for leaders who are calm and yet positive, leaders who avoid the extremes of "hotheadedness" and "Uncle Tomism." The urgency of the hour calls for leaders of wise judgment and sound integrity--leaders not in love with money, but in love with justice; leaders not in love with publicity, but in love with humanity; leaders who can subject their particular egos to the greatness of the cause.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Facing the Challenge of a New Age," 1956