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Paul Robeson Quotes: My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.
         

My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.


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The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice.

The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice.



The faces and the tactics of the leaders may change every four years, or two, or one, but the people go on forever.

The faces and the tactics of the leaders may change every four years, or two, or one, but the people go on forever.



As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.



Artists are the gate keepers of truth. We are civilization’s radical voice.

Artists are the gate keepers of truth. We are civilization’s radical voice.



In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.

In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.



We ask for nothing that is not ours by right, and herein lies the great moral power of our demand.

We ask for nothing that is not ours by right, and herein lies the great moral power of our demand.



Through my singing and acting and speaking, I want to make freedom ring. Maybe I can touch people's hearts better than I can their minds, with the common struggle of the common man.

Through my singing and acting and speaking, I want to make freedom ring. Maybe I can touch people's hearts better than I can their minds, with the common struggle of the common man.



My future depends mostly upon myself.

My future depends mostly upon myself.



Art is not just to show life as it is, but to show life as it should be.

Art is not just to show life as it is, but to show life as it should be.



The intolerance of the few, or the risk of it, carries the day against the wider humanity of the many.

The intolerance of the few, or the risk of it, carries the day against the wider humanity of the many.





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