Let's Never Forget

It's King Day Weekend.
We as a people went through a lot. Monday is MLK Jr.'s National Day pf Observance. I want to start our journey this year by remembering some (5) pretty good quotes of the era.

Muhammad Ali:
"How could they say that my religion, Islam was a ‘race hate’ religion after all the plunder and enslavement and domination of my people by white Christians in the name of white supremacy?" from The Greatest: My Own Story

Jesse Jackson:
"I am - Somebody. I may be poor, but I am - Somebody! I may be on welfare, but I am - Somebody! I may be uneducated, but I am - Somebody! I must be, I’m God’s child. I must be respected and protected. I am black and I am beautiful! I am - Somebody! Soul Power!" Address to Operation Breadbasket rally, 1966.

Martin Luther King Jr:
"Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of watching your children grow up with clouds of inferiority in their mental skies. It means having their legs off, and then being condemned for being a cripple." Where Do We Go From Here 1967.

Malcolm X:
"I see America through the eyes of a victim. I don’t see any American dream. I see an American nightmare." Comment 3rd April 1964.

Thurgood Marshall:
"The United States has been called the melting pot of the world. But it seems to me that the coloured man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down."

Credits: History Learning Site: CivilRights Quotes, google images: civil rights quotes

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