|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