African American Quotations

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1793. Religion is the form in which America first allowed our personalities to be expressed.

Richard Wright, 1908-1960 Novelist

1794. Ever since 1950 I've been on the trail fighting for reparations. They owe us more than they could ever pay. They stole us from our mothers and fathers and took our names away from us. They worked us free of charge 18 hours a day, seven days a week under the lash for centuries.

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

1795. Every family shall have a plot of not more than forty acres of tillable ground.

William T. Sherman, 1820-1891 U.S. General Special Field Orders, Savannah, GA, Jan. 16, 1865

1796. Reparations will not level the playing field . . . but they will further the process. Reparations through tax abatement would be a specific acknowledgement of a specific wrong in a specific place.

Ibrahim K. Sundiata, 1944- Scholar


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