African American Quotations

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971. I just don't see why everyone has to be labeled. I just don't think words like homosexual or gay do anything for anybody.

Bruce Nugent, 1906-1987 Artist and Writer


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972. You have to be able--be willing--to teach your son, just as you would teach your daughter, what it is to respect another human being.

Andrea Thompson Adam, 1944- Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women official

973. It is one of the facts of life that there are two sexes, which fact has given the world most of its beauty, cost it not a little of its anguish, and contains the hope and glory of the world.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

974. The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, "It's a girl."

Shirley Chisholm, 1924- Politician

975. Of my two "handicaps," being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.

Shirley Chisholm, 1924- Politician

976. We are free to say that in respect to political rights, we hold women to be justly entitled to all we claim for men.

Frederick Douglass, 1817?-1895 Abolitionist and Autobiographer

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