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The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears.
The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent
will not pass until there is
an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When our thoughts - which bring actions -
are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white,
we are in a living hell.
That is as real as hell will ever be.
- George Washington Carver

Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational,
existential.
Nothing is sacred.
After a decade, a musical idea, no matter how innovative,
is threatened.
- Archie Shepp

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I do not think white America is committed to granting
equality to the American Negro.
This is a passionately racist country;
it will continue to be so in the foreseeable future.
- Susan Sontag

If the Negro in the ghetto must eternally be fed by
the hand that pushes him into the ghetto,
he will never become strong enough to get out of the ghetto.
- Carter G. Woodson

Would it be better if I'd married a Negro woman? Would
they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers?
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

 

Negro banks, as a rule, have failed because the people,
taught that their own pioneers in business cannot function in this sphere,
withdrew their deposits.
- Carter G. Woodson

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when
the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when
the negro woman is the accusing party.
- Ida B. Wells

I am viewed as the Negro who has gone outside of the
categories assigned to me.
- Anthony Braxton

So Ham's wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro
of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it,
that the Devil would have a representation as well as God.
- Warren Jeffs

You've got to appreciate the things that come from
the art of the Negro and from the heart of the man farthest down.
- William Christopher Handy

Washington, D.C.
in 1942 was not the easiest place in the world for a Negro to get along.
- Gordon Parks

Rap actually took root in the Negro community,
and then in the Hispanic community, long before it
impacted on the larger American community as a whole.
- Archie Shepp

The closer a Negro got to the ballot box,
the more he looked like a rapist.
- E. Franklin Frazier

I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole,
in my early years raised as an Indian.
- Willie Stargell

As you know from reading many of these Negro writers,
we don't deal too much with the discussion of democracy
and what it means and how improvisation fits in all that.
- Stanley Crouch

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a
class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years,
and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The thought of' the inferiority of the Negro is drilled
into him in almost every class he enters and in almost every book he studies.
- Carter G. Woodson

Northern white people love the Negro in a sort of abstract way,
as a race; through a sense of justice,
charity, and philanthropy, they will liberally assist in his elevation.
- James Weldon Johnson

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart.
They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro
boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
- Mary McLeod Bethune

The Negro, however, has been tested on an extensive scale.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken
as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro
family structure over the past generation in the United States.
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

An American, a Negro...
two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission.
I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power.
I had introduced a few civil rights bills.
- Emanuel Celler

I believe the Negro blood counts, and counts to my advantage -
though it has caused me at times a life of great humiliation and sorrow.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they
could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro
entertainers from the South.
- Nat King Cole

If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do,
now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated.
- Paul Williams

If the white man wants to hold on to it,
let him do so; but the Negro, so far as he is able,
should develop and carry out a program of his own.
- Carter G. Woodson

A whole generation of young whites have involved themselves
with traditional Negro music.
- Archie Shepp

It was impossible to reason with a negro-that the only
way to keep him in his place was to keep him under fear.
- Henry Carter Stuart

I have never seen any good resulting from educating the Negro.
- Henry Carter Stuart

Yes, the audience is so important to Negro music,
especially the element of call and response.
- Archie Shepp

I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned.
The whole world is my province until Africa is free.
- Marcus Garvey

In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and
poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort
in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live.
- Fanny Kemble

However the Southern man may have been master of the negro,
there were compensatory processes whereby certain negroes
were masters of their masters' children.
- John Sergeant Wise

We do not show the Negro how to overcome segregation,
but we teach him how to accept it as final and just.
- Carter G. Woodson

But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish
desire to voice all the joys and sorrows,
the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro,
in classic musical form.
- James Weldon Johnson

Washington shows the Negro not only at his best,
but also at his worst.
- James Weldon Johnson

Du Bois marked a great stage in the history of Negro
struggles when he said that Negroes could no longer
accept the subordination which Booker T. Washington had preached.
- C. L. R. James

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand
the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
- Dick Gregory

And thus goes segregation which is the most far-reaching
development in the history of the Negro since the enslavement of the race.
- Carter G. Woodson

I think America concedes that true American music has sprung from the Negro.
- William Christopher Handy

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy

Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy.
There is a far more important one to you,
and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?
- Stephen Douglas

We Negro writers, just by being black,
have been on the blacklist all our lives.
Censorship for us begins at the color line.
- Langston Hughes

A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women,
but she can't take the same things for granted.
- Dorothy Height

If I can do one hundredth part for the Indian that Mrs.
Stowe did for the Negro, I will be thankful.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

I am not the world's greatest Negro violinist.
I am the greatest violinist in the world!
- Will M. Cook

If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel,
I could make a billion dollars.
- Sam Phillips

The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do.
When you've got the respect of white and colored,
you can ease a lot of things.
- Nat King Cole

And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro,
his struggles and his aspirations, than,
The Souls of Black Folk.
- Ray Stannard Baker

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively
conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.
- James A. Baldwin

Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted
in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

The negro has suffered far more from the commission
of this crime against the women of his race by white
men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.
- Ida B. Wells

If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the
failure of the Negro in government.
It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery.
- Carter G. Woodson

Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same
trend of sadness as Negro spirituals?
- Mahalia Jackson

The city of Memphis has demonstrated that neither character
nor standing avails the Negro if he dares to protect
himself against the white man or become his rival.
- Ida B. Wells

The Negro revolution is controlled by foxy white liberals,
by the Government itself.
But the Black Revolution is controlled only by God.
- Malcolm X

Gen.
Banks has issued an order for the instruction of Negro children.
Schoolhouses are to be built or rented and Teachers hired for this purpose,
and the farmers and planters are to pay the Taxes in support of this.
- Knute Nelson

The so-called modern education, with all its defects,
however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro,
because it has been worked out in conformity to the
needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.
- Carter G. Woodson

It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't
have the price to get in.
If he has the price, he may not need the laws.
There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.
- Ronald Reagan

One ever feels his twoness - an American,
a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

The other reason that I am here today,
again from the State Department and from the court
record of the court of appeals,
is that when I am abroad I speak out against the injustices
against the Negro people of this land.
- Paul Robeson

I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies,
as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends
of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.
- Marcus Garvey

And it is to rock the soul and lead the person to immorality,
corruption - to forget their prayers,
to forget their God.
And thus the world has partaken of the spirit of the Negro race,
accepting their ways.
- Warren Jeffs

Through the years I have received my share of recognition
for efforts in the fields of sports,
the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people,
labor's rights and the fight for peace.
- Paul Robeson

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges
a formidable character is often met with amazement,
distaste and even belligerance.
It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the
struggle won by survivors,
and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
- Maya Angelou

The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by
our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no
sense in my dying for a world ruled by them.
I made up my mind that if I got through this war I
would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back.
- Charles Hamilton Houston

But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we,
all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior,
and God is there, and we look up and He is not white?
What then is our response?
- Robert Kennedy

I know that if the peace movement takes its message
boldly to the Negro people a powerful force can be
secured in pursuit of the greatest goal of all mankind.
And the same is true of labor and the great democratic
sections of our population.
- Paul Robeson


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