1924 – 1987

“The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose ”      Extract from “The Fire Next Time” 1963

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”

“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be”

“I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do”

“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead”

“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time”

“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go”