African American Quotations

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543.We are living in a world where your color matters more than your character.

Sister Souliah, 1964- Rap artist


COMMUNITY
544.We all knew that what Jackie Robinson was doing was not just for himself, but for all of us.

Hank Aaron, 1934- Baseball star

545.I suppose that regardless of what any Negro in America might do or how high he might rise in social status, he still has something in common with every other Negro.

Claude Brown, 1937- Writer

546.The love we seek to encourage is within the black community, the only American community where men call each other "brother" when they meet.

Stokely Carmichael, 1941- Activist

547.Let us take our painting and prints and sculptures not only to Atlanta University, to the art galleries, and to patrons of the arts who have money to buy them; let us exhibit them where Negro people meet--in the churches, in the schools and universities, in the associations and clubs and trade unions. Then let us seek inspiration in the Negro people--a principal and never-ending source.

Elizabeth Catlett, 1919- Artist

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