The church of this country is not only indifferent to the wrongs of the slave, it actually takes sides with the oppressors…. For my part, I would say, welcome infidelity! Welcome atheism! Welcome anything! in preference to the gospel, as preached by these Divines! They convert the very name of religion into an engine of tyranny and barbarous cruelty, and serve to confirm more infidels, in this age, than all the infidel writings of Thomas Paine, Voltaire, and Bolingbroke put together have done!
Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even to die free than to live slaves.
I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no t...- Martin Luther King Jr
I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unab...- Martin Luther King Jr
You don't fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity.- Bobby Seale
People are asking me about the race problem.... I know of no race problem. The great probl...- Frederick Douglass
I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that...- Betty Buckley
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.
People are asking me about the race problem…. I know of no race problem. The great problem that confronts the American people to-day is a national problem — whether this great nation of ours is great enough to live up to its own convictions, carry out its own declaration of independence, and execute the provisions of its own constitution.
|Death:||20th February, 1895|
|Profession:||Abolitionist, Author, Diplomat, Editor|
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