African American Quotations

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1652. The time for cynicism is over--and it is you who will help to shape the end of cynicism. It is you--if you will summon the courage--who will forge new initiatives in finance, technology, medicine, and management that will put all Americans back to work and at the same time give America a better shot at feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, healing the sick, and caring for the children.

Myrlie Evers-Williams NAACP official

1653. One God! One Aim! One Destiny!

Marcus Garvey, 1887-1940 Nationalist leader

1654. Man cannot live without some knowledge of the purpose of life. If he can find no purpose in life, he creates one in the inevitability of death.

Chester Himes, 1909-1984 Writer

1655. I believe we are here on the planet earth to live, grow up and do what we can do to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.

Rosa Parks, 1913- Civil rights activist

1656. I know one race, the human race.

Osceola Adams, 1890-1933 Actor

1657. None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.

Marian Anderson, 1897-1993 Singer


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