African American Quotations

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DESTINY
676. The "nuclear" irony of American history and the American social political and economic system is that the destiny of the enslaved and disadvantaged Negro determines the destiny of the nation.

Kenneth B. Clark, 1914- Social psychologist

677. The Lord who told me to take care of my people meant me to do it just as long as I live, and so I do what he told me.

Harriet Tubman, 1820?-1913 Abolitionist


DIGNITY
678. [ Rosa Parks] sat down with dignity so that all black people could stand up with pride.

Michael Eric Dyson, 1958- Scholar and Writer

679. Human dignity is more precious than prestige.

Claude McKay, 1889-1948 Writer

680. Ours is the truest dignity of man, the dignity of the undefeated.

Ethel Waters, 1896?-1977 Singer and Actor

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