A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 17, 2009
“If the people lead, the leaders will follow”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google News Archive
13 April 1983, The Dispatch (Eatonville, WA), “Ohop stand supported by WPPSS exec.,” pg. 1, col. 5:
“If the people lead, the leaders will follow,” he said.
(Bob Olsen, Washington Public Power Supply System Executive Board member—ed.)

Google Books
The Green Revolution
By School of Living West
v. 41-46
1984
Pg. ?:
IF THE PEOPLE LEAD, THE LEADERS WILL FOLLOW

Google Books
World Conference on Large Lakes, Mackinac ‘86: executive summary
Michigan: The Conference
1986
Pg. 57:
I guess there’s one thing the National Wildlife Federation really believes, and that is if the people lead, the leaders will follow.

26 December 1986, New Mexican (Santa Fe, NM), “Vigils planned Wednesday for World Healing Day” by Melissa Adams, pg. C3, cols. 4-5: 
Eventually, he said, the politicians will respond. “I have a button that says ‘When the people lead, the leaders will follow’ and I think people are realizing that peace won’t be brought by presidents and political powers, but by the people in the world demanding it.”

Google Books
A critiquing of the Michigan model:
A comprehensive, holistic, new age, self-esteem, personal power, energy, health model? : the whole story : a template for curricula nationwide

By Gene Carwile and Dianae Carwile
Flint, MI: Truth in Action
1991
Pg. ?:
As the Chinese say, if the people lead, the leaders will follow.

Google Books
The Relevance of Albert Schweitzer at the dawn of the 21st century
By Albert Schweitzer; David C Miller; James Pouilliard; Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities
Lanham: University Press of America
1992
Pg. 150
Gandhi said, “When the people lead, the leaders will follow.”

Google Books
Fisheries Management and Watershed Development
By Richard H. Stroud
Bethesda, MD: AMerican Fisheries Society
1992
Pg. 99:
A maxim of politics is that, “When the people lead, the leaders will follow.”

Google Books
September-October 1992, Mother Jones magazine, pg. 27, col. 2 ad:
If the people lead, the leaders will follow! 
(The Greenhouse monthly magazine from Portland, ME—ed.)

Google Books
Green at Work:
Finding a business career that works for the environment

By Susan Cohn
Washington, DC: Island Press
1995
Pg. 152:
Margaret Mead once said, “When the people lead, the leaders will follow.”

Google Books
Mercury Free
By James E. Hardy
Glassboro, NJ: Gabriel Rose Press
1996
Pg. 234:
I don’t know where the phrase came from, but I love, “If the people lead, the leaders will follow.” It is true. Let us, as consumers, take a stand.

New York (NY) Times
CHAPTER ONE
Dancing at the Edge of Life
A Memoir

By GALE WARNER with DAVID KREGER, M.D.
Hyperion
November 29, 1990
(...)
“Are you the guys with the bumper sticker that says, `If the People Lead, the Leaders Will Follow’?” he asked.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Tuesday, November 17, 2009 • Permalink