African American Quotations

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FREEDOM
907. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

Anonymous Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, Article 1

908. In Mississippi there is a town called Freedom; in Washington there is a Department called justice.

Anonymous Civil Rights Movement saying

909. There is no way to freedom; freedom is the way.

Anonymous Civil Rights Movement saying

910. What do we want? Freedom! / When do we want it? Now!

Anonymous Civil Rights Movement chant

911. Every man has a place in the world, but no man has the right to designate that place.

Pearl Bailey, 1918-1990 Entertainer

912. Black freedom will make white freedom possible. Indeed, our freedom, which we have been forced to buy at so high a price, is the only hope of freedom that they have.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

913. Freedom is the fire which burns away illusion.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

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