The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.
Stokely Carmichael (1941 - 1998)
Contributed by: Zaady
There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.
Source: c. 1963.
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
Source: "What Became of the Prophets of Rage," in Life Magazine, Spring 1988.
Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
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