The quotes that open this chapter are from people who vary in gender, race, profession, and time period. Sidney Poitier is an actor, director, and diplomat, and was named by the American Film Institute as one of the Greatest Male Stars of All Time. Clare Boothe Luce was a Congresswoman from the 1940s and was the first American woman to be appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad. Arthur Ashe was a world-renowned tennis player and remains the only Black man to ever win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. W. E. B. Du Bois was the first Black student in the United States to be awarded a doctorate degree, a professor of history, sociology, and economics, and a prolific author.