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The time is always right to do the right thing.
Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.
[O]ur revolt was as much against the traditional black leadership structure as it was against segregation and discrimination.
Racism is a disease of white people
The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
You don't have to stand up for your rights to get justice, sometimes you can sit for your rights like Rosa Parks.
I guess it's the curse of our generation, having to put aside our lives to do the right thing.
The greatest evil in our country today is...ignorance...We need to be taught to study rather than to believe.
A freedom given up is not so easily regained.
Senator John Stennis:The civil rights movement did more to free the white man that the black man. ... It freed my soul.
People believe what they want to believe. Even if it isn’t true.
We can’t answer King’s assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
It was civil disobedience that won them their civil rights.
I walked straight to the library. Mrs. Bloom, the librarian, always knows everything.
For the rest of the afternoon, Miss Bloom smiled almost as bright as the big yellow sun shining through the front picture window. Her library was filled up with people who loved books.
Tolerance of intolerance enables oppression.
You're not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you've always had.
Privilege is when you contribute to the oppression of others and then claim that you are the one being discriminated against.
Sit on the truth too long and you mash the life right out of it.