|1434. We may as well die in trying to be free as be killed and eaten.|
Joseph Cinque, 1817?-? Amistad Revolt leader
|1435. Death was more preferable than life, and a plan was concerted amongst
us, that we might burn and blow up the ship, and to perish all together in the
Ottaban Cugoano, 1747?-?
|1436. When I recovered a little I found some black people about me.... I asked
them if we were not to be eaten by those white men with horrible looks, red
faces, and loose hair.|
Olaudah Equiano, 1745?-1801 Slave autobiographer
See Race Consciousness
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Publication information: Book title: African American Quotations. Contributors: Richard Newman - Author. Publisher: Oryx Press. Place of publication: Phoenix. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 226.
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