African American Quotations

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1672. The world is white no longer, and it will never be white again.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

1673. I belong to this race, and when it is down I belong to a down race; when it is up I belong to a risen race.

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911 Writer and Orator

1674. All blacks are militant in their guts, but militancy is expressed in different ways.

Barbara Jordan, 1936-1996 Lawyer and U.S. Congressperson

1675. I must attribute my motivation and my desire to be an artist to the people of the black community.

Jacob Lawrence, 1917- Painter

1676. If a cat had kittens in an oven, would you call them biscuits?

Queen Mother Moore ( Audley Moore), 1898-1997 Nationalist leader

1677. One of the great tasks of Negro writers of the future will be to show the Negro to himself; it will be, paraphrasing the language of James Joyce, to forge in the smithy of our souls the uncreated conscience of our race.

Richard Wright, 1908-1960 Novelist

1678. You wouldn't be in this country if some enemy hadn't kidnapped you and brought you here. On the other hand, some of you think you came here on the Mayflower.

Malcolm X, 1925-1965 Nationalist leader


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