Civil Rights Quotes

A house divided against itself cannot stand

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
bricks

The idea of a divided house can also be found in the New Testament. Lincoln’s speech is slightly different, worded “cannot stand” instead of “shall not stand.” Lincoln was talking about belief and possibilities: “I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to…”

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There is not simply a new world to be gained, there is an old world that must be reclaimed

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
student

There are countless vanished and forgotten women who are nonetheless eager to speak to her – from Frances Harper and Anne Spencer to Dorothey West – but she must work to find them, to free them from their neglect…

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We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation

Friday, August 28th, 2009

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

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He who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave

Thursday, February 12th, 2009
Lincoln and company

We must repulse them, or they will subjugate us.

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for…

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