Negro Quotes

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Negro Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr.: The Negro's problem will not be solved by The Negro's problem will not be solved by running away. Martin Luther King Jr.
Negro Quotes By Margot Lee Shetterly: ...internalized the Negro theorem of needing to be ...internalized the Negro theorem of needing to be twice as good to get half as far. Margot Lee Shetterly
Negro Quotes By Zora Neale Hurston: I was born in a Negro town. I was born in a Negro town. Zora Neale Hurston
Negro Quotes By Langston Hughes: The depression brought everybody down a peg or The depression brought everybody down a peg or two. And the Negro had but few pegs to fall. Langston Hughes
Negro Quotes By A. Philip Randolph: Winning Democracy for the Negro is winning the Winning Democracy for the Negro is winning the war for Democracy A. Philip Randolph
Negro Quotes By E. Franklin Frazier: The closer a Negro got to the ballot The closer a Negro got to the ballot box, the more he looked like a rapist. E. Franklin Frazier
Negro Quotes By Antonin Dvorak: In the Negro melodies of America I find In the Negro melodies of America I find all that is needed for a great and noble school of music. Antonin Dvorak
Negro Quotes By Toni Cade Bambara: My mother, religious-negro, proud of having waded through My mother, religious-negro, proud of having waded through a storm, is, very obviously a sturdy bridge that I have crossed over on. — Toni Cade Bambara
Negro Quotes By Paul Robeson: If the American Negro is to have a If the American Negro is to have a culture of his own he will have to leave America to get it. — Paul Robeson
Negro Quotes By William Christopher Handy: I think America concedes that true American music I think America concedes that true American music has sprung from the Negro. — William Christopher Handy
Negro Quotes By Langston Hughes: We Negro writers, just by being black, have We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line. — Langston Hughes
Negro Quotes By Michael Eric Dyson: I went to a segregated school; I was I went to a segregated school; I was born a Negro, not a black man. — Michael Eric Dyson
Negro Quotes By Dick Gregory: I was learning that just being a Negro I was learning that just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine. — Dick Gregory
Negro Quotes By Paul Robeson: Films make me into some cheap turn ... Films make me into some cheap turn ... You bet they'll never let me play a part in a film where a Negro is on top. — Paul Robeson
Negro Quotes By John Henry Cox: The Negro revolt is not aimed at winning The Negro revolt is not aimed at winning friends but at winning freedom, not interpersonal warmth but institutional justice. — John Henry Cox
Negro Quotes By Gordon Parks: Washington, D.C. in 1942 was not the easiest Washington, D.C. in 1942 was not the easiest place in the world for a Negro to get along. — Gordon Parks
Negro Quotes By Ethel Waters: There is a certain type of white Southerner There is a certain type of white Southerner who respects certain Negro individuals. — Ethel Waters
Negro Quotes By Archie Shepp: Yes, the audience is so important to Negro Yes, the audience is so important to Negro music, especially the element of call and response. — Archie Shepp
Negro Quotes By Jackie Robinson: Are you looking for a Negro who won't Are you looking for a Negro who won't fight back? — Jackie Robinson
Negro Quotes By John Adams: Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude Negro Slavery is an evil of Colossal magnitude and I am utterly averse to the admission of Slavery into the Missouri Territories. — John Adams
Negro Quotes By Jay Saunders Redding: From adolescence to death there is something very From adolescence to death there is something very personal about being a Negro in America. — Jay Saunders Redding
Negro Quotes By Annie Elizabeth Delany: It always seemed to me that white people It always seemed to me that white people were judged as individuals. But if a Negro did something stupid or wrong, it was held against all of us. — Annie Elizabeth Delany
Negro Quotes By Matthew Quick: Only black people can use controversial racial terms Only black people can use controversial racial terms such as Negro. — Matthew Quick
Negro Quotes By Toni Morrison: If a Negro got legs he ought to If a Negro got legs he ought to use them. Sit down too long, somebody will figure out a way to tie them up. — Toni Morrison
Negro Quotes By Abraham Lincoln: All I ask for the negro is that All I ask for the negro is that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy. — Abraham Lincoln
Negro Quotes By Cynthia McKinney: Al Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been Al Gore's Negro tolerance level has never been too high. I've never known him to have more than one black person around him at any given time. — Cynthia McKinney
Negro Quotes By Marcus Garvey: I know no national boundary where the Negro I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free. — Marcus Garvey
Negro Quotes By Christopher Titus: We're ready for a real black President - We're ready for a real black President - someone like Jay-Z. Obama's fine, just not all black. He's our gateway Negro. — Christopher Titus
Negro Quotes By Althea Gibson: I don't consciously beat the drums for any I don't consciously beat the drums for any cause, not even the negro in the United States. — Althea Gibson
Negro Quotes By Langston Hughes: My seeking has been to explain and illuminate My seeking has been to explain and illuminate the Negro condition in America and obliquely that of all human kind, — Langston Hughes
Negro Quotes By Paul Williams: If I allow the fact that I am If I allow the fact that I am a Negro to checkmate my will to do, now, I will inevitably form the habit of being defeated. — Paul Williams
Negro Quotes By David Sedaris: Perhaps the little Negro girl was holding a Perhaps the little Negro girl was holding a concealed razor blade. Maybe she was one of the troublemakers out for a fresh white scalp. — David Sedaris
Negro Quotes By W.E.B. Du Bois: As Negro voting increased, Congress got an improved As Negro voting increased, Congress got an improved sense of hearing. — W.E.B. Du Bois
Negro Quotes By Langston Hughes: The Jewish people and the Negro people both The Jewish people and the Negro people both know the meaning of Nordic supremacy. We have both looked into the eyes of terror. — Langston Hughes
Negro Quotes By Sam Phillips: If I could find a white man who If I could find a white man who had the Negro sound and the Negro feel, I could make a billion dollars. — Sam Phillips
Negro Quotes By Charles Darwin: July 24th, 1833. - The Beagle sailed from July 24th, 1833. - The Beagle sailed from Maldonado, and on August the 3rd she arrived off the mouth of the Rio Negro. — Charles Darwin
Negro Quotes By Edward Augustus Freeman: This would be a grand land if only This would be a grand land if only every Irishman would kill a negro, and be hanged for it. — Edward Augustus Freeman
Negro Quotes By Carter G. Woodson: If Liberia has failed, then, it is no If Liberia has failed, then, it is no evidence of the failure of the Negro in government. It is merely evidence of the failure of slavery. — Carter G. Woodson
Negro Quotes By Sonny Rollins: America is deeply rooted in Negro culture: its America is deeply rooted in Negro culture: its colloquialisms; its humor; its music. — Sonny Rollins
Negro Quotes By John Oliver Killens: The Negro loves America enough to criticize her The Negro loves America enough to criticize her fundamentally. Most white Americans simply can't be bothered. — John Oliver Killens
Negro Quotes By Milton Friedman: I am convinced that the minimum-wage law is I am convinced that the minimum-wage law is the most anti-Negro law on our statute books in its effect, not its intent. — Milton Friedman
Negro Quotes By Richard Wright: But the color of a Negro's skin makes But the color of a Negro's skin makes him easily recognizable, makes him suspect, converts him into a defenseless target — Richard Wright
Negro Quotes By James Weldon Johnson: Washington shows the Negro not only at his Washington shows the Negro not only at his best, but also at his worst. — James Weldon Johnson
Negro Quotes By Buck Leonard: In the Negro Leagues, I played every day. In the Negro Leagues, I played every day. — Buck Leonard
Negro Quotes By Jose Marti: Only those who hate the Negro see hatred Only those who hate the Negro see hatred in the Negro. — Jose Marti
Negro Quotes By Langston Hughes: Negro blood is sure powerful, because just one Negro blood is sure powerful, because just one drop of black blood makes a colored man. One drop
you are a Negro! ... Black is powerful. — Langston Hughes
Negro Quotes By James A. Garfield: Emember that under our institutions there was no Emember that under our institutions there was no middle ground for the negro race between slavery and equal citizenship. — James A. Garfield
Negro Quotes By Che Guevara: The negro has maintained his racial purity by The negro has maintained his racial purity by his well known habit of
avoiding baths — Che Guevara
Negro Quotes By Ralph Ellison: Commercial rock 'n' roll music is a brutalization Commercial rock 'n' roll music is a brutalization of the stream of contemporary Negro church music an obscene looting of a cultural expression. — Ralph Ellison
Negro Quotes By Sammy Davis Jr.: Would it be better if I'd married a Would it be better if I'd married a Negro woman? Would they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers? — Sammy Davis Jr.
Negro Quotes By Archie Shepp: A whole generation of young whites have involved A whole generation of young whites have involved themselves with traditional Negro music. — Archie Shepp
Negro Quotes By Mary McLeod Bethune: The drums of Africa still beat in my The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth. — Mary McLeod Bethune
Negro Quotes By Mahalia Jackson: Do you know most of the Jewish songs Do you know most of the Jewish songs have the same trend of sadness as Negro spirituals? — Mahalia Jackson
Negro Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr.: To be Negro in America is to hope To be Negro in America is to hope against hope. — Martin Luther King Jr.
Negro Quotes By Langston Hughes: My writing has been largely concerned with the My writing has been largely concerned with the depicting of Negro life in America. — Langston Hughes
Negro Quotes By Beatriz Williams: Jazz, Miss Lily, is the bastard child of Jazz, Miss Lily, is the bastard child of music, born from the old Negro work song by a whole lot of fine daddies who ain't about to claim it. — Beatriz Williams
Negro Quotes By Ray Stannard Baker: And no book gives a deeper insight into And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro, his struggles and his aspirations, than, The Souls of Black Folk. — Ray Stannard Baker
Negro Quotes By James Baldwin: But the Negro's experience of the white world But the Negro's experience of the white world cannot possibly create in him any respect for the standards by which the white world claims to live. — James Baldwin
Negro Quotes By Bix Beiderbecke: The jazz band's chief stimulus, of course, was The jazz band's chief stimulus, of course, was the rise of the negro 'blues' and their exploitation by the negro song-writer, W. C. Handy. — Bix Beiderbecke
Negro Quotes By Charles Hamilton Houston: A Negro has handicaps enough without having to A Negro has handicaps enough without having to pay taxes to support the education of white students to learn how to suppress him. — Charles Hamilton Houston
Negro Quotes By Gwendolyn Brooks: It frightens me to realize that, if I It frightens me to realize that, if I had died before the age of fifty, I would have died a 'Negro' fraction ... — Gwendolyn Brooks
Negro Quotes By Martin Luther King Jr.: By nonviolent resistance, the Negro can also enlist By nonviolent resistance, the Negro can also enlist all men of good will in his struggle for equality. — Martin Luther King Jr.
Negro Quotes By James Meredith: The day for the Negro man being a The day for the Negro man being a coward is over. — James Meredith
Negro Quotes By Anne Spencer: I proudly love being a Negro woman it's I proudly love being a Negro woman
it's so involved and interesting. — Anne Spencer
Negro Quotes By Daniel Patrick Moynihan: At the heart of the deterioration of the At the heart of the deterioration of the fabric of the Negro society is the deterioration of the Negro family. — Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Negro Quotes By Nat King Cole: The whites come to applaud a Negro performer The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you've got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things. — Nat King Cole
Negro Quotes By Major Taylor: There are positively no mental, physical or moral There are positively no mental, physical or moral attainments too lofty for the Negro to accomplish if granted a fair and equal opportunity. — Major Taylor
Negro Quotes By Paul Beatty: Because I knew that racist Negro Archetypes, like Because I knew that racist Negro Archetypes, like Bebe's Kids, don't die. They multiply. — Paul Beatty
Negro Quotes By Alain LeRoy Locke: We must never forget that the dance is We must never forget that the dance is the cradle of Negro music. — Alain LeRoy Locke
Negro Quotes By Willie Stargell: I was bred as an outcast, part Negro I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole, in my early years raised as an Indian. — Willie Stargell
Negro Quotes By Harper Lee: Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don't pretend to understand. — Harper Lee
Negro Quotes By Langston Hughes: Of course Covarrubias wasn't a negro, but how Of course Covarrubias wasn't a negro, but how he caught the darky spirit! — Langston Hughes
Negro Quotes By Booker T. Washington: In a word, the Negro youth starts out In a word, the Negro youth starts out with the presumption against him. — Booker T. Washington
Negro Quotes By Jonathan Kozol: It is a commonplace by now to say It is a commonplace by now to say that the urban school systems of America contain a higher percentage of Negro children each year. — Jonathan Kozol
Negro Quotes By Chris Crowe: Some aweful things happened to a Negro kid Some aweful things happened to a Negro kid named Emmett Till, and I was right in the middle of it,smack in the heart of crazy, senseless hatred. — Chris Crowe
Negro Quotes By Ellsworth Huntington: The Negro, however, has been tested on an The Negro, however, has been tested on an extensive scale. — Ellsworth Huntington
Negro Quotes By Edward Brooke: I can't serve just the Negro cause. I've I can't serve just the Negro cause. I've got to serve all the people of Massachusetts. — Edward Brooke
Negro Quotes By Frederick Douglass: What I ask for the Negro is not What I ask for the Negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. — Frederick Douglass
Negro Quotes By W.E.B. Du Bois: If you want to feel humor too exquisite If you want to feel humor too exquisite and subtle for translation, sit invisibly among a gang of Negro workers. — W.E.B. Du Bois