Because as a youngster I longed to see the Black man free and I longed to see anyone stand up for us.
Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant.
I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don’t believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn’t want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.
Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.
I love argument, I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that’s not their job.
Black reporters are as capable of racism as anyone else.
Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
Don’t trust anyone over thirty.
A man who cannot be enticed by money or intimidated by the threat of jail or death has two of the strongest weapons that anyone has to offer.