American Film Institute. (1997). The Scar of Shame. Within our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960 . (Gevinson, A., Ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press, 885-886.
This entry in the American Film Institute’s Catalog gives production information and a brief summary of the Colored Players’ film, The Scar of Shame. The entry further quotes lines from the film: “If early in life some knowing, loving hand lights the lamp of knowledge and with tender care keeps it burning, then our course will run true 'til the end of our useful time on this earth, but if that lamp should fail through lack of loving hands to tend its hungry flame-then will come sorrow and SHAME!” (p. 886). This quote is attributed to "a modern source" in a note (p. 886). By Elissa Stern