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Civil Rights Quotes

Famous Quotes & Quotations About Civil Rights:

There are no ‘white’ or ‘coloured’ signs on the foxholes or graveyards of battle.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes.

There are those who say to you - we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.
~ Hubert H. Humphrey Quotes.

This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty in America.
~ Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes.

Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. Majorities, of course, are often mistaken. This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous. Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to major delusions.
~ Alan Barth Quotes.

Through electing officials that will protect the Constitution and commit themselves to the rights of the people and the health of the nation, we will be able to ensure that no group of ideologues and no private sector institution can co-opt our rights, take us into senseless wars and steal the nation from its people.
~ Harry Belafonte Quotes.

Today the choice is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.
~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law.
~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

If gay and lesbian people are given civil rights, then everyone will want them!
~ Author unknown.

If it’s necessary to form a Black Nationalist army, we’ll form a Black Nationalist army. It’ll be ballot or the bullet. It’ll be liberty or it’ll be death.
~ Malcolm X Quotes.

If man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.
~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

We are confronted primarily with a moral issue… whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes.

We are out to defeat injustice and not white persons who may be unjust.
~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

We don’t go for segregation. We go for separation. Separation is when you have your own. You control your own economy; you control your own politics; you control your own society; you control your own everything. You have yours and you control yours; we have ours and we control ours.
~ Malcolm X Quotes.

We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
~ James Farmer Quotes.

With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation.
~ Edison Haines Quotes.

Yes, if you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.
~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes.

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