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“If a white man wants to lynch me, that’s his problem. If he’s got the power to lynch me, that’s my problem. Racism is not a question of attitude; it’s a question of power” Stokely Carmichael
“It comes as a great shock around the age of five, or six, or seven, to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance, along with everybody else, has not pledged allegiance to you” James Baldwin
"We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Slavery has never been abolished from America's way of thinking" Nina Simone
"If they come for me in the morning, they will come for you in the night" Angela Davis
"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them" Ida B. Wells
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time" Malcolm X
"The most disrespected woman in America, is the Black Woman. The most un-protected person in America is the Black Woman. The most neglected person in America, is the Black Woman" Malcolm X
"You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down" Toni Morrison
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives” Jackie Robinson
"The answer to injustice is not to silence the critic but to end the injustice" Paul Robeson
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced" James Baldwin
"I'll tell you what Freedom is to me: No Fear" Nina Simone
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