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The time is always right to do the right thing.
Our involvement in the civil rights movement is what sent us into our involvement against apartheid.
When I started graduate school I was interested in the culture of the Civil Rights Movement.
The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.
It was civil disobedience that won them their civil rights.
Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.
My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.
My parents both were doing the Civil Rights Movement, were very involved with the civil rights to Congress. And my friends' parents were as well.
I don't think the riots derailed the civil rights movement.
I became a part of the Civil Rights movement early on and that has really shaped a great deal of my thinking.
The Civil Rights movement should thank God for Bull Connor. He's helped it as much as Abraham Lincoln.
Students for a Democratic Society was also affiliated with the civil rights movement everywhere.
[A.J. Muste] was very influenced - in - influential in the peace movement, in the civil rights movement.
[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.
We can’t answer King’s assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
I guess it's the curse of our generation, having to put aside our lives to do the right thing.
Sit on the truth too long and you mash the life right out of it.
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.
You don't have to stand up for your rights to get justice, sometimes you can sit for your rights like Rosa Parks.
The greatest evil in our country today is...ignorance...We need to be taught to study rather than to believe.
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.
A freedom given up is not so easily regained.
You're not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you've always had.
Tolerance of intolerance enables oppression.
Privilege is when you contribute to the oppression of others and then claim that you are the one being discriminated against.