African American Quotations

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slang he uses, the way he walks, the way he talks, his jargon, the new inventive phrases we make up to describe things--all that to me is jazz just as much as the music we play.

Nina Simone, 1933- Pianist and Singer

1263. Jazz takes all the elements in our culture and puts them into perspective.

Billy Taylor, 1921- Musician


JUSTICE
1264. The Negro question will trouble the American government and the American conscience until a substantial effort is made to settle it upon the principles of justice.

Charles W. Chesnutt, 1858-1932 Novelist

1265. To demand freedom is to demand justice. When there is no justice in the land, a man's freedom is threatened.

James Cone, 1938- Theologian

1266. I say at once, in peace and war, I am content with nothing for the black man short of equal and exact justice.

Frederick Douglass, 1817?-1895 Abolitionist and Autobiographer

1267. The Negro does not want love. He wants justice.

E. Franklin Frazier, 1894-1962 Sociologist

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