African American Quotations

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AMERICA
134. Who is this descendent of the slave masters to order a descendent of slaves to fight other people in their own country?

Muhammad Ali, 1942- Boxing champion

135. This land which we have watered with our tears and our blood, is now our mother country and we are well satisfied to stay where wisdom abounds and the gospel is free.

Richard Allen, 1760-1831 AME Church founder

136. I had gone to Europe to reach for a place as a serious artist, but I never doubted I must return. I was--and am--an American.

Marian Anderson, 1897-1993 Singer

137. [The United States] is moving toward two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal.

Anonymous, 1968 Kerner Commission Report

138. I am against U.S. intervention [in Vietnam] because we are deluded in supposing we have the right or the power to dictate the principles under which other people should live.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

139. I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

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