African American Quotations

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1769. In the year 2000, Moors will come into their own.

Noble Draw Ali, 1880-1929 Islamic leader

1770. When the fire comes, I will be the water.

Noble Drew Ali, 1880-1929 Islamic leader

1771. If you deny us your [Methodist] name, you cannot seal up the Scriptures from us, and deny us a name in heaven.

Richard Allen 1760-1831 AME Church founder

1772. If God can forgive you and me, surely we ought to be able to forgive someone who merely burned down the church. He did not burn down the church. He just burned down the building.

Alfred Baldwin

1773. Testimony is an integral part of the black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her.

James Cone, 1938- Theologian

1774. My chief problem has been that of reconciling a Christian upbringing with a pagan inclination.

Countee Cullen, 1903-1946 Poet

1775. I am not a prophet, I am not a messenger, but I am a warner.

Louis Farrakhan 1934- Nation of Islam leader


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