African American Quotations

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838. The American Negro demands equality--political equality, industrial equality, and social equality; and he is never going to rest satisfied with anything else.

W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1963 Intellectual and Activist

839. Colored Americans, in their fight for equality, must disabuse white people's minds of the opinion that the only equality the Negro desires is the association of white people.

Jessie Fouset, 1882-1961 Writer

840. If we are not struggling for equality, in heaven's name for what are we living?

John Hope, 1868-1936 Educator

841. The only way to get equality is for two people to get the same thing at the same time at the same place.

Thurgood Marshall, 1908-1993 U.S. Supreme Court Justice

842. Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice.

A. Philip Randolph, 1889-1979 Labor leader

843. If the great laboring masses of people, black and white, are kept forever snarling over the question as to who is superior or inferior, they will take a long time to combine for achievement of a common benefit.

A. Philip Randolph, 1889-1979 Labor leader

844. The Negro struggle has hardly run its course; and it will not stop moving until it has been utterly defeated or won substantial equality. But I fail to see


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