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Civil Rights Quotes: "We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface hidden tension that is already alive"

We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface hidden tension that is already alive




Civil Rights Quotes: "Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion. -quoting John Locke's argument."

Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion. -quoting John Locke's argument.



Civil Rights Quotes: "...the majority in a democracy has no more right to tyrannize over a minority than, under a different system, the latter would to oppress the former."

...the majority in a democracy has no more right to tyrannize over a minority than, under a different system, the latter would to oppress the former.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Love is a better way."

Love is a better way.




Civil Rights Quotes: "Although the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing."

Although the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper."

Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.



Civil Rights Quotes: "[O]ur revolt was as much against the traditional black leadership structure as it was against segregation and discrimination."

[O]ur revolt was as much against the traditional black leadership structure as it was against segregation and discrimination.




Civil Rights Quotes: "The Algerians were revolutionsists, they wanted land. France offered to let them be integrated into France. They told France, to hell with Fance, they wanted some land, not some France."

The Algerians were revolutionsists, they wanted land. France offered to let them be integrated into France. They told France, to hell with Fance, they wanted some land, not some France.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people who have no intelligent knowledge of what they condemn?"

Are you going to cater to the whims and prejudices of people who have no intelligent knowledge of what they condemn?



Civil Rights Quotes: "Racism is a disease of white people"

Racism is a disease of white people



Civil Rights Quotes: "Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry..."

Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry...



Civil Rights Quotes: "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."

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.




Civil Rights Quotes: "Only a "dry as dust" religion prompts a minister to extol the glories of Heaven while ignoring the social conditions that cause men an Earthly hell."

Only a "dry as dust" religion prompts a minister to extol the glories of Heaven while ignoring the social conditions that cause men an Earthly hell.



Civil Rights Quotes: "There are no secrets on the Internet"

There are no secrets on the Internet



Civil Rights Quotes: "Racist legacy laws and modern racist practices are all part of the same system, and it needs to be changed now."

Racist legacy laws and modern racist practices are all part of the same system, and it needs to be changed now.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world."

Never stand in the way of letting God use people’s actions, in order to solve a greater issue in the world.



Civil Rights Quotes: "There will always be people afraid of the monsters in the night. They are usually the ones that look for them because they have proven they exist in themselves."

There will always be people afraid of the monsters in the night. They are usually the ones that look for them because they have proven they exist in themselves.



Civil Rights Quotes: "We shall find that every effort to realize equality necessitates a sacrifice of liberty."

We shall find that every effort to realize equality necessitates a sacrifice of liberty.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Adoptee rights are everyone's rights, and they deserve to be protected."

Adoptee rights are everyone's rights, and they deserve to be protected.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world."

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy."

The missing link between humans and apes? It's certainly those brutes who haven't yet learned to respect privacy.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological."

Global betterment is a mental process, not one that requires huge sums of money or a high level of authority. Change has to be psychological.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I consider myself an American African because we did not come by choice."

I consider myself an American African because we did not come by choice.



Civil Rights Quotes: "A tense account of the perils facing those who sought freedom in the lead-up to the Civil War."

A tense account of the perils facing those who sought freedom in the lead-up to the Civil War.



Civil Rights Quotes: "A voteless people is a hopeless people."

A voteless people is a hopeless people.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I was brought up by people who loved others. I love people. We had no animosity. We had no feeling that we hate anyone."

I was brought up by people who loved others. I love people. We had no animosity. We had no feeling that we hate anyone.



Civil Rights Quotes: "You don't have to stand up for your rights to get justice, sometimes you can sit for your rights like Rosa Parks."

You don't have to stand up for your rights to get justice, sometimes you can sit for your rights like Rosa Parks.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The price of conviction has never been cheap, but it will always be worth it."

The price of conviction has never been cheap, but it will always be worth it.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Political correctness’ is a label the privileged often use to distract from their privilege and hate."

Political correctness’ is a label the privileged often use to distract from their privilege and hate.



Civil Rights Quotes: "When we love children, we acknowledge by our every action that they are not property, that they have rights - that we respect and uphold their rights."

When we love children, we acknowledge by our every action that they are not property, that they have rights - that we respect and uphold their rights.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is a symptom of freedom. It is the result of individual rights, which include property rights."

Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is a symptom of freedom. It is the result of individual rights, which include property rights.



Civil Rights Quotes: "[T]he full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fi"

[T]he full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fi



Civil Rights Quotes: "It [freedom] rings bells to remind humanity that the most precious gifts in life––like children and love and time––must never be taken for granted."

It [freedom] rings bells to remind humanity that the most precious gifts in life––like children and love and time––must never be taken for granted.



Civil Rights Quotes: "There are turning points in everyone's life when we have to fight, even if we have to do it by ourselves and in public."

There are turning points in everyone's life when we have to fight, even if we have to do it by ourselves and in public.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Freedom rings bells to wake us from the comfort of beautiful dreams and empower the efforts that turn them into reality."

Freedom rings bells to wake us from the comfort of beautiful dreams and empower the efforts that turn them into reality.



Civil Rights Quotes: "If not us, then who?If not now, then when?"

If not us, then who?If not now, then when?



Civil Rights Quotes: "People often call fighting discrimination being 'PC' because they don't want their own unearned privileges challenged."

People often call fighting discrimination being 'PC' because they don't want their own unearned privileges challenged.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I'm hurting because the color of my skin makes me perfect for their target practice."

I'm hurting because the color of my skin makes me perfect for their target practice.



Civil Rights Quotes: "When we hide discrimination under the guise of 'religious freedom, ' we make a mockery of human rights."

When we hide discrimination under the guise of 'religious freedom, ' we make a mockery of human rights.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I guess it's the curse of our generation, having to put aside our lives to do the right thing."

I guess it's the curse of our generation, having to put aside our lives to do the right thing.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I didn't change. The Democratic Party slid to the Left from right under me."

I didn't change. The Democratic Party slid to the Left from right under me.



Civil Rights Quotes: "I recall Ghandi said ultimately all things devolve into the political, but I'd argue that all things devolve into pro-people and anti-people. And I can pose the question, which side are you on?"

I recall Ghandi said ultimately all things devolve into the political, but I'd argue that all things devolve into pro-people and anti-people. And I can pose the question, which side are you on?



Civil Rights Quotes: "every time this happensI see my fathermy brothermy would be sonI see myselfstop killing us"

every time this happensI see my fathermy brothermy would be sonI see myselfstop killing us



Civil Rights Quotes: "There is more than one way to be Kluxed, and we need to think about ourselves and the kind of people we elect into public office."

There is more than one way to be Kluxed, and we need to think about ourselves and the kind of people we elect into public office.



Civil Rights Quotes: "In the years since his murder, we have transformed King into a kind of innocuous black Santa Claus."

In the years since his murder, we have transformed King into a kind of innocuous black Santa Claus.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The bed sheet brigade is bad enough, but the real threat to Americans and human rights today is the plain clothes Klux in the halls of government and certain black-robed Klux on court benches."

The bed sheet brigade is bad enough, but the real threat to Americans and human rights today is the plain clothes Klux in the halls of government and certain black-robed Klux on court benches.



Civil Rights Quotes: "The greatest evil in our country today is...ignorance...We need to be taught to study rather than to believe."

The greatest evil in our country today is...ignorance...We need to be taught to study rather than to believe.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Principles are meant to serve people, not people serving to uphold the principle, while harming the people."

Principles are meant to serve people, not people serving to uphold the principle, while harming the people.



Civil Rights Quotes: "Our situation is intolerable, but what's worseis to sit here and do nothing."

Our situation is intolerable, but what's worseis to sit here and do nothing.