African American Quotations

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1086. Heaven is where you'll be when you are OK right where you are.

Sun Ra, 1914-1993 Musician

1087. If hell is what we are taught it is, then there will be more Christians there than all the days in creation.

Marcus Garvey, 1887-1940 Nationalist leader

1088. I had a heritage, rich, and nearer than the tongue which gave it voice. My mind resounded with the words and my blood raced to the rhythm.

Maya Angelou, 1928- Novelist and Poet

1089. I hope that when my life ends, I would have added a little beauty, perception, and quality for those who follow.

Jacob Lawrence, 1917- Painter

1090. Children are begging to know who they are. Up until 14, a child needs to have a strong background in his or her heritage before he or she goes out into the world.

Jackie Turnage


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