Time begins the healing process of wounds cut deeply by oppression. We soothe ourselves with the salve of attempted indifference, accepting the false pattern set up by the horrible restriction of Jim Crow laws.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... so other people would be also free.
It was just a matter of survivalーlike getting off the roadーso we could exist form day to day.
Even if the buildings are old and the textbooks worn, the opportunity to learn is there.
It is easy to say we have come a long way, but we still have a long way to go… But I still remain hopeful.
I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wants to be free…so other people would also be free.
I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black.
"God has always given me the strength to say what is right... I had the strength of God and my ancestors with me"
You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
Some people have me believe, when they talk with me, that I have influenced their lives in many ways.
One person can change the world.
I’m tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
To bring about change, you must not be afraid to take the first step. We will fail when we fail to try.
All I was doing was trying to get home from work.
I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.
Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it.
I see the energy of young people as a real force for positive change.
The only thing that bothered me was that we waited so long to make this protest.
By learning about the past, you are already helping a great deal toward making the future better for people of all races.
We should not let fear overcome us. We must remain strong.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free... and other people would be also free.
The citizens of the United States may pay their last respects to this great American.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
"I was just trying to let them know how I felt about being treated as a human being"
"Victory or defeat? It is the slogan of all-powerful militarism in every belligerent nation. And yet, what can victory bring to the proletariat?"
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart"
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives
Life is to be lived to its fullest so that death is just another chapter. Memories of our lives, our works and our deeds will continue in others.