Quotes by negroes

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  • Jean Genet
    Jean Genet
    French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
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    What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches.
  • C. L. R. James
    C. L. R. James
    Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist 1901-1989
    C. L. R. James
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    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.
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
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    Even schools for Negroes, then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority.
  • Benjamin E. Mays
    Benjamin E. Mays
    American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
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    For nearly a century, the South made itself believe that Negroes and white people were really communicating. So convinced of this were the white Southerners that they almost made the nation believe that they, and only they, knew the mind of the Southern Negro.
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
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    I want to take Negroes out of the ghetto and put them in good neighborhoods in good houses.
    Source: U.S. News & World Report, 30-03-1964
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
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    If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere, and the present discrimination continues, there will be nothing left for them to do.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    It is dangerous to be an American Negro male. America has never wanted its Negroes to be men, and does not, generally, treat them as men. It treats them as mascots, pets, or things.
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
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    Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination.
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
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    One can cite cases of Negroes who opposed emancipation and denounced the abolitionists.
  • Burke Marshall
    Burke Marshall
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    The fire trucks are out, there are thousands of people in the streets. You have a choice. You can have this, or you let Negroes eat at the lunch counters.
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
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    The large majority of the Negroes who have put on the finishing touches of our best colleges are all but worthless in the development of their people.
  • Carter G. Woodson
    Carter G. Woodson
    American historian, author and journalist 1875-1950
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    The Negroes are facing the alternative of rising in the sphere of production to supply their proportion of the manufacturers and merchants or of going down to the graves of paupers.
  • Abraham J. Heschel
    Abraham J. Heschel
    Polish-born American rabbi 1907-1972
    Abraham J. Heschel
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    We forfeit the right to worship God as long as we continue to humiliate negroes. The hour calls for moral grandeur and spiritual audacity.
    Source: Telegram to President John F. Kennedy (16 June 1963)
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Whatever white people do not know about Negroes reveals, precisely and inexorably, what they do not know about themselves.
    Source: The Fire Next Time (1963)
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