Quotes: mississippi

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  • Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood Marshall
    American lawyer, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court 1908-1993
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    A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
  • B. B. King
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    Back when we was in school in Mississippi, we had Little Black Sambo. That's what you learned: Anytime something was not good, or anytime something was bad in some kinda way, it had to be called black. Like, you had Black Monday, Black Friday, black sheep... Of course, everything else, all the good stuff, is white. White Christmas and such.
  • Buddy Guy
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    Everyone thinks because you're from the south you know everyone down there, but it's not like that; I never knew nothing about no Mississippi.
  • B. B. King
    B. B. King
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    Growing up on the plantation there in Mississippi, I would work Monday through Saturday noon. I'd go to town on Saturday afternoons, sit on the street corner, and I'd sing and play.
  • B. B. King
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    I've always tried to defend the idea that the blues doesn't have to be sung by a person who comes from Mississippi, as I did.
  • Bennie Thompson
    Bennie Thompson
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    If you talk to the Whites in Mississippi they will tell you, 'You can go to any school you want to; we don't see race.' Biggest lie ever told.
  • In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked.
  • Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart
    American stand-up comedian and actor 1929-
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    Mark Twain gave us an insight into the life on the Mississippi at the turn of the century.
  • Beth Henley
    Beth Henley
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    The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi.
  • The region west of the Mississippi continued in the popular mind to be a strange land for which the reports of explorers and travellers did the work of fiction, and Cooper's Prairie had few followers.
  • The time for running has come to an end. You tell them white folk in Mississippi that all the scared niggers are dead!
  • Imamu Amiri Baraka
    Imamu Amiri Baraka
    African-American writer of poetry, drama and fiction 1934-2014
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    This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi.
  • Boo Weekley
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    We hunt in Florida, where I live in Jay. I hunt in Alabama a little bit, on my uncle's land. I go to Illinois and hunt with some friends up there. I hunt in Mississippi and Missouri.
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