African American Quotations

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481. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial, and hypocritical Christianity of this land.

Frederick Douglass, 1817?-1895 Abolitionist and Autobiographer

482. I'm gonna make a gospel record and tell Jesus I cannot bear these burdens alone.

Aretha Franklin, 1942- Singer

483. The first dealings we had with men calling themselves Christians exhibited the worst features of corrupt and sordid hearts, and convinced us that no cruelty is too great, no villainy and no robbery too abhorrent for even enlightened men to perform.

Henry Highland Garnet, 1815-1882 Abolitionist and Minister

484. The white Christian church never raised to the heights of Christ. It stayed within the limits of culture.

Jesse Jackson, 1941- Minister and Civil rights activist

485. Unhappily, too many Christians, so called, take their religion not from the declarations of Christ, but from the writings of those they esteem learned.

John Marrant, 1755?-1797? Missionary

p 486. Then let us start our Negro painters getting busy and supply a black Madonna and a black Christ for the training of our children.

George Alexander McGuire, 1866-1934 African Orthodox Church founder


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