African American Quotations

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1947. Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.

Maya Angelou, 1928- Novelist and Poet

1948. A ghetto can be improved in one way only: out of existence.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

1949. In America the Negro stands alone as a race. No people has borne opposition like him, and no race has been so much imposed upon. Whatever progress he makes, it must be mainly by his own efforts.

William Wells Brown, 1815-1884 Writer

1950."Moses, my servant, is dead. Therefore arise and go over Jordan." There are no deliverers. They're all dead. We must arise and go over Jordan. We can take the promised land.

Nannie Burroughs, 1883-1961 Activist

1951. The black man should act and do for himself, just like the white man under like circumstances would be justified in doing--self-reliance as the principle of black nationality.

Martin R. Delany, 1812-1885 Emigrationist


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