Where justice is denied where poverty is enforced where ignorance prevails and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress rob and degrade them neither persons nor property will be safe.
At a time like this scorching irony not convincing argument is needed.
The white man’s happiness cannot be purchased by the black man’s misery.
A little learning indeed may be a dangerous thing but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
It is not light that we need but fire it is not the gentle shower but thunder. We need the storm the whirlwind and the earthquake.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
If there is no struggle there is no progress.
One and God make a majority.
A battle lost or won is easily described understood and appreciated but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection as well as observation to appreciate it.