African American Quotations

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VIOLENCE
2314. It is not true, as so many commentators have said, that Nat Turner initiated a wave of violence in Southampton. The violence was already there. Slavery was violence.

Lerone Bennett, 1928- Historian

2315. Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving six years' worth of education.

Julian Bond, 1940- Civil rights activist

2316. Violence is as American as cherry pie.

H. Rap Brown, 1943- Militant activist

2317. We have never been involved in any kind of violence whatsoever. We have never initiated any violence against anyone, but we do believe that when violence is practiced against us we should be able to defend ourselves. We do not believe in turning the other cheek.

Malcolm X, 1925-1965 Nationalist leader


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