|1809. Let us realize too that even we disenfranchised have our duties.|
W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1963 Intellectual and Activist
|1810. None of us are responsible for our birth. Our responsibility is the use
we make of life.|
Joshua Henry Jones, 1886-1934 Novelist and Newspaperperson
|1811. A bill is coming in that I fear America is not prepared to pay.|
James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist
|1812. God wields national judgment on national sins.|
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, 1825-1911 Writer and Orator
|1813. [White plantation owners] were a proud and selfish people . . . and I
believe . . . that God finally sent the boll weevil to humble them. . . . Thanks to
the boll weevil, a lot of those thieving plantation owners died out.|
Mahalia Jackson, 1911-1972 Gospel singer
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Publication information: Book title: African American Quotations. Contributors: Richard Newman - Author. Publisher: Oryx Press. Place of publication: Phoenix. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 289.
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