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Civil Rights Quotes: "Justice is indivisible. You can't decide who gets civil rights and who doesn't."

Justice is indivisible. You can't decide who gets civil rights and who doesn't.




Civil Rights Quotes: "We have to put a stop to the idea that it is a part of everybody's civil rights to say whatever he pleases."

We have to put a stop to the idea that it is a part of everybody's civil rights to say whatever he pleases.




Civil Rights Quotes: "Remember, we are not fighting for the freedom of the Negro alone, but for the freedom of the human spirit a larger freedom that encompasses all mankind."

Remember, we are not fighting for the freedom of the Negro alone, but for the freedom of the human spirit a larger freedom that encompasses all mankind.



Civil Rights Quotes: "People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.




Civil Rights Quotes: "In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a mans skin the criteria for granting him civil rights."

In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a mans skin the criteria for granting him civil rights.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I don't call myself a white supremacist. I'm a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights."

I don't call myself a white supremacist. I'm a civil rights activist concerned about European-American rights.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The civil rights movement didn't begin in Montgomery and it didn't end in the 1960s. It continues on to this very minute."

The civil rights movement didn't begin in Montgomery and it didn't end in the 1960s. It continues on to this very minute.




Civil Rights Quotes: "Civil rights are civil rights. There are no persons who are not entitled to their civil rights... We have to recognize that we have a long way to go, but we have to go that way together."

Civil rights are civil rights. There are no persons who are not entitled to their civil rights... We have to recognize that we have a long way to go, but we have to go that way together.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I was always a politician from the day the civil rights people chose me as their protest singer."

I was always a politician from the day the civil rights people chose me as their protest singer.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."

The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution."

The tragedy of the civil rights movement is that just as it achieved the beginning of the end of racial segregation, white educated elites became swept up in the glamour of the sexual revolution.



Civil Rights Quotes: "How can you ask someone to live in the world and not have something to say about injustice?"

How can you ask someone to live in the world and not have something to say about injustice?




Civil Rights Quotes: "One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice."

One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice.



Civil Rights Quotes: "He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights... it had to be some silly little Communist."

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights... it had to be some silly little Communist.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The day for the Negro man being a coward is over."

The day for the Negro man being a coward is over.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind."

Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.



Civil Rights Quotes: "There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it."

There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Justice is what love sounds like when it speaks in public."

Justice is what love sounds like when it speaks in public.



Civil Rights Quotes: "A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era."

A lot of things happened in a lot of places. And to see how well it was handled in Atlanta. There are a lot of reasons for Atlanta being a special town in the Civil Rights era.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Race to race, the Republicans are putting up candidates that are quite far out of the mainstream in terms of should we have passed the Civil Rights Act or does Social Security need to exist."

Race to race, the Republicans are putting up candidates that are quite far out of the mainstream in terms of should we have passed the Civil Rights Act or does Social Security need to exist.



Civil Rights Quotes: "It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act."

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act.



Civil Rights Quotes: "No Republican questions or disputes civil rights. I have never wavered in my support for civil rights or the civil rights act."

No Republican questions or disputes civil rights. I have never wavered in my support for civil rights or the civil rights act.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause."

The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause.



Civil Rights Quotes: "That's what he was saying, the civil rights movement - judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It's by my character."

That's what he was saying, the civil rights movement - judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It's by my character.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Unlike mainstream civil rights groups, which merely sought integration of blacks into the existing order, SNCC sought structural changes in American society itself."

Unlike mainstream civil rights groups, which merely sought integration of blacks into the existing order, SNCC sought structural changes in American society itself.



Civil Rights Quotes: "John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university."

John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university.



Civil Rights Quotes: "When I hear someone’s in the civil rights business, I oil up my AR-25."

When I hear someone’s in the civil rights business, I oil up my AR-25.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Civil liberties victories never stay won, but must be fought for over and over again."

Civil liberties victories never stay won, but must be fought for over and over again.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Our involvement in the civil rights movement is what sent us into our involvement against apartheid."

Our involvement in the civil rights movement is what sent us into our involvement against apartheid.



Civil Rights Quotes: "We have to "walk the walk" not just "talk the talk"."

We have to "walk the walk" not just "talk the talk".



Civil Rights Quotes: "Every advance in this half-century-Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, one after another-came with the support and leadership of American Labor."

Every advance in this half-century-Social Security, civil rights, Medicare, aid to education, one after another-came with the support and leadership of American Labor.



Civil Rights Quotes: "There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites."

There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Transgender discrimination is the civil rights issue of our time"

Transgender discrimination is the civil rights issue of our time



Civil Rights Quotes: "President Eisenhower was a fine general and a good, decent man, but if he had fought World War II the way he fought for civil rights, we would all be speaking German now."

President Eisenhower was a fine general and a good, decent man, but if he had fought World War II the way he fought for civil rights, we would all be speaking German now.



Civil Rights Quotes: "When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?"

When and under what conditions is the black man to have a free ballot? When is he in fact to have those full civil rights which have so long been his in law?



Civil Rights Quotes: "There are a million Negroes in Mississippi. I think they'll take care of me."

There are a million Negroes in Mississippi. I think they'll take care of me.



Civil Rights Quotes: "If we do not save the environment, then whatever we do in civil rights will be of no meaning, because then we will have the equality of extinction."

If we do not save the environment, then whatever we do in civil rights will be of no meaning, because then we will have the equality of extinction.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Slowly we have lifeted ourselves by our own bootstraps. Step by halting step, we have beat our way back"

Slowly we have lifeted ourselves by our own bootstraps. Step by halting step, we have beat our way back



Civil Rights Quotes: "There is a strong moralistic strain in the civil rights movement that would remind us that power corrupts, forgetting that the absence of power also corrupts."

There is a strong moralistic strain in the civil rights movement that would remind us that power corrupts, forgetting that the absence of power also corrupts.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Education is the single-most important civil rights issue that we face today."

Education is the single-most important civil rights issue that we face today.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Every segment of our population, and every individual, has a right to expect from his government a fair deal."

Every segment of our population, and every individual, has a right to expect from his government a fair deal.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Civil rights used to be about treating everyone the same. But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination."

Civil rights used to be about treating everyone the same. But today some people are so used to special treatment that equal treatment is considered to be discrimination.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The greatest movement for social justice our country has ever known is the civil rights movement and it was totally rooted in a love ethic."

The greatest movement for social justice our country has ever known is the civil rights movement and it was totally rooted in a love ethic.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history thats least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970."

The issue of civil rights was too much for the establishment to handle. One of the chapters of history thats least studied by historians is the 300 to 500 riots in the U.S. between 1965 and 1970.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I've gone beyond civil rights and human rights to creation rights."

I've gone beyond civil rights and human rights to creation rights.



Civil Rights Quotes: "We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs."

We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.



Civil Rights Quotes: "There are those who say to you - we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late."

There are those who say to you - we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people."

I maintain that every civil rights bill in this country was passed for white people, not for black people.



Civil Rights Quotes: "You could not be in the civil rights movement without having an appreciation for everybody's rights. That these rights are not divisible - not something men have and women don't and so on."

You could not be in the civil rights movement without having an appreciation for everybody's rights. That these rights are not divisible - not something men have and women don't and so on.