" I did not want to be mistreated, I did not want to be deprived of a seat that I had paid for. It was just time… there was opportunity for me to take a stand to express the way I felt about being treated in that manner. I had not planned to get arrested. I had plenty to do without having to end up in jail. But when I had to face that decision, I didn’t hesitate to do so because I felt that we had endured that too long. The more we gave in, the more we complied with that kind of treatment, the more oppressive it became."--Rosa Parks
"When we have had some of these slaves on board my master's vessels to carry them to other islands, or to America, I have known our mates to commit these acts most shamefully, to the disgrace, not of Christians only, but of men. I have even known them gratify their brutal passion with females not ten years old; and these abominations some of them practised to such scandalous excess, that one of our captains discharged the mate and others on that account." --Olaudah Equiano
..."when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong, what do you do? You integrate it with cream... But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep"--Malcolm X,
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death"--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“from the slave ship to the citizenship we faced a lot of bullship” --Amiri Baraka
Charleston Mother Emanuel church is a historic African-American church in South Carolina and is a symbol of black resistance since 19th century, it was targeted two days ago by a white gunman who killed nine people...from slave ship to citizenship African-americans face a lot of bullshiT...