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Best Quotes About African American

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A list of the best african american quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous african american quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic african american quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about african american?" and "What are inspirational african american quotes?"

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    “The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities.”

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    "An International Year for People of African Descent suggests individuals expand their awareness beyond the United States to embrace knowledge regarding 'Afro-descendants' on every continent."

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    “In addition to her musical sensibilities, [Nina Simone] also possessed a social/political consciousness that was magnified by friendships with individuals like the playwright Lorraine Hansberry, author James Baldwin, and author Langston Hughes, all of whom at various times lent their artistry to the struggle for racial equality.”

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    "The concern that [Trayvon] Martin’s death could be part of a larger pattern has some foundation in a number of factors, conditions, and developments."

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    new! "President Obama appears to me to have elevated and implemented the artist-activist concept to the role of empowered servant-leader..."

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    "The position of orator and leader of peaceful demonstrations made [Martin Luther] King more visible. But that as an empowering liaison who won the support of white celebrities to the civil rights cause, and who channeled untold numbers of dollars toward financing that cause, made [Harry] Belafonte equally essential."

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    "The fact that a significant number of black youths' deaths can be described as the result of “black on black” violence does not negate the truth or root causes at the core of the issue."

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    "'Mixtape' is a very appropriate word to include in the title of Goran Hugo Olsson’s film because it includes a rich mixture of cultural voices. They speak across different dividing lines such as those of haves and have-nots, youth and maturity, black and white, national and global, and the past and the present."

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    "From her gospel-singing mother Cissy Houston, her legendary pop-diva cousin Dionne Warwick, and her Queen of Soul godmother Aretha Franklin, she [Whitney Houston] inherited gifts for skillfully interpreting lyrics and endowing them with new depth and jeweled nuance."

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    "The Emancipation Proclamation...can remind us in 2013 of all the mistakes we never want to commit again but it can also motivate us to fulfill to an ever greater degree the definitive freedom-sustaining and life-enhancing principles of democracy in living action."

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