Jimi Hendrix

I wish they’d had electric guitars in the cotton fields back in the good old days.  A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out.

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Whitney Young, Jr.

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.

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Pearl Bailey

No one can figure out your worth but you.

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Derrick Bell

We yearn that our civil rights work will be crowned with success, but what we really want-want even more than success-is meaning.

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Jupiter Hammon

If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach  us for being black, or for being slaves.

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Wilma Rudolph

The reward is not so great without the struggle.

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Nikki Giovanni

Mistakes are a fact of life.  It’s the response to the error that counts.

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Shaquille O’Neal

I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money.  I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The last vestige of racism in the West will be intellectual racism.

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Charles R. Johnson

I found my way to make my peace with the recent past by turning it into WORD.

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