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'We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.'


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'We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.'


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'The secret of life is to have no fear it's the only way to function.'


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'Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.'


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'There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.'


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'The knowledge I have now is not the knowledge I had then.'


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'Black power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it.'


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'Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.'


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'An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.'


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'I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived.'

 

 

 

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