|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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Publication information: Book title: African American Quotations. Contributors: Richard Newman - Author. Publisher: Oryx Press. Place of publication: Phoenix. Publication year: 1998. Page number: 367.
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