African American Quotations

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2061. Those are the same stars and that is the same moon that look down upon your brothers and sisters [in slavery], and which they see as they look up to them.

Sojourner Truth, 1797?-1883 Abolitionist and Women's rights advocate

2062. The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges, however, are all but worthless in the uplift of their people.

Carter G. Woodson, 1875-1950 Historian

2063. My memory stammers, but my soul is a witness.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

2064. Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.

Mary McLeod Bethune, 1875-1955 Educator

2065. Soul is a way of life, but it is always the hard way.

Ray Charles, 1930- Singer

2066. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

Langston Hughes, 1902-1967 Poet and Writer


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