African American Quotations

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952. No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.

Alice Walker, 1944- Writer

953. Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.

Oprah Winfrey, 1954- Entertainer

954. We need leadership that thinks about the future and asks us to invest ourselves.

Anita DeFrantz Lawyer and Athlete

955. I'll wrassle me up a future or die trying.

Zora Neale Hurston, 1891-1960 Writer and Folklorist

956. Facing the rising sun of our new day begun, Let us march on 'til victory is won.

James Weldon Johnson, 1871-1938 Writer and Activist

957. America is too engrossed with the present to have anything but empty and boastful claims upon the future.

Alain Locke, 1886-1954 Scholar and Critic


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