The masses don’t shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals.
One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto.
We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself.
Seems to me that the institutions that function in this country are clearly racist, and that they’re built upon racism.
We are revolutionaries.
No man can given anybody his freedom.
There is a higher law than the law of government. That’s the law of conscience.
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.
We were aware of the fact that death walks hand in hand with struggle.