African American Quotations

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449. In order to change a people you must first change their literature.

Noble Drew Ali, 1880-1929 Islamic leader

450. One does not fight to influence change and then leave the change to someone else to bring about.

Stokely Carmichael, 1941- Activist

451. What the liberal really wants is to bring about change which will not in any way endanger his position.

Stokely Carmichael, 1941- Activist

452. I was born by the river in a little old tent, and just like the river I've been running ever since. It's been a long time, but I know change is gonna come.

Sam Cooke, 1931?-1964 Singer

453. No one could have lived down here [ Alabama] for 10 years and seen the fight the Negroes have put up without feeling hope for them, for the country and for mankind. If they win their fight I think it will change the face of the country the way that getting rid of slavery did.

Virginia Durr, 1903- Civil rights activist

454. You really can change the world if you care enough.

Marian Wright Edelman, 1939- Children's Defense Fund official

455. Every time I sit down to the typewriter, with every line I put on paper I am out to change the world.

John O. Killens, 1916-1987 Novelist


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