African American Quotations

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how the movement can be victorious in the absence of radical programs for full employment, the abolition of slums, the reconstruction of our education system, new definitions of work and leisure.

Bayard Rustin, 1910-1977 Civil rights activist

845. The real radical is that person who has a vision of equality and is willing to do those things that will bring reality closer to that vision.

Bayard Rustin, 1910-1977 Civil rights activist

846. God is just. When he created man he made him in his image and never intended one should misuse the other. All men are born free and equal in his sight.

Susie King Taylor, 1848-1912 Former slave and Army nurse

847. The wisest among my race understand that the agitation of questions of social equality is the extremist folly.

Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915 Educator


ETHNICITY
848. W.E.B. Du Bois predicted that the problem of the 20th century would be the color line . . . the problem of the 21st century will be that of ethnic difference.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., 1950- Scholar and Critic

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