African American Quotations

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2318. A man is not a man until he is able and willing to accept his own vision of the world, no matter how radically this vision departs from that of others.

James Baldwin, 1924-1987 Writer and Activist

2319. Most people think I am a dreamer.... We need visions for larger things, for the unfolding and reviewing of worthwhile things.

Mary McLeod Bethune, 1875-1955 Educator

2320. The artist's technique, no matter how brilliant it is, should never obscure his vision.

Aaron Douglas, 1899-1979 Artist

2321. My eyes and my mind keep taking me where my old legs can't keep up.

Zora Neale Hurston, 1891-1960 Writer and Folklorist

2322. Very often when you try to see things in their largest form, you get discouraged, and you feel that it's impossible.

John H. Johnson, 1918- Publisher

2323. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will, and he's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land.

Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968 Civil rights activist and Nobel laureate

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