Quotes about African Americans

I am black and beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon. ...

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He was born in Alabama.He was bred in Illinois.He was nothing but aPlain black boy. ...

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I think what everybody calls a miracle is just common sense.... You can look at the attitudes when people come in. That's why they call it a ...

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When the Negroes came they were perplexed.These Negroes looked like men. ...

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I am the kind of Negro that most white people don't know about. They either don't know, or maybe they don't want to know, I'm not sure which ...

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Body and soul, Black America reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: How can I be w ho I am? ...

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My race groaned. It was our people falling. It was another lynching, yet another Black man hanging on a tree. One more woman ambus hed and r ...

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We live in a highly industrialized society and every member of the Black nation must be as academically and technologically develo ped as po ...

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Once I had a professor say to me, "You know you have as much education as a lot of white people." I answered, "Doctor, I have more education ...

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We have got to stop the nervous Nellies and the Toms from going to the Man's place. I don't believe in killing, but a good whippin g behind ...

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