African American Quotations

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1493. The name means everything.

Noble Drew Ali, 1880-1929 Islamic leader

1494. I was not only hunting for my liberty, but also hunting for my name.

William Wells Brown, 1815-1884 Writer

1495. A new master might often change a slave's name and this indicated that the slave had absolutely no rights.

William Wells Brown, 1815-1884 Writer

1496. It is certain that all Africans are not Negroes, nor are all who are Negroes, African. Why should the race name of millions of African descent in America be derived from color only?

James C. Embry

1497. The good news is that God changes names.

T.D. Jokes Evangelist

1498. You diminish a person's humanity when you call him out of his name.

Cornel West, 1954- Philosopher and Activist

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