African American Quotations

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CAPITALISM
444. Racism cannot be separated from capitalism.

Angela Davis, 1944- Militant activist

445. Capitalism fails to realize that life is social. Marxism fails to recognize that life is individual.

Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968 Civil rights activist and Nobel laureate

446. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves, and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad.

Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968 Civil rights activist and Nobel laureate

447. The history of the capitalist era is characterized by the degradation of my people.

Paul Robeson, 1898-1976 Singer and Activist

448. [I am] one who was once a chattel slave freed by the proclamation of Lincoln and now wishes to be free from the slavery of capitalism.

George W. Woodbey, 1854-1937 Minister and Socialist


CHALLENGE

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