African American Quotations

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304. The artist is the voice of the people.

Alice Walker, 1944- Writer

305. An artist deals with aspects of reality different from those which a scientist sees.

Richard Wright, 1908-1960 Novelist

1. 306. We need atonement. I can blame others for my troubles as a black man in America. But I must also report my own shortcomings to Allah.

Louis Farrakhon, 1934- Nation of Islam leader

1. 307. A lotta cats copy the Mona Lisa, but people still like to see the original.

Louis Armstrong, 1901-1971 Jazz musician

2. 308. The problem with most debates about authenticity, of course, is that they ignore the bewildering variety of expressions that characterize contemporary black culture.

Michael Eric Dyson, 1958- Scholar and Writer


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