I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… and other people would be also free.
I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice.
I am leaving this legacy to all of you … to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die—the dream of freedom and peace.
All I was doing was trying to get home from work.
My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
I’m tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.
I was just trying to let them know how I felt about being treated as a human being.
she stood up by sitting down. I’m only standing here because of her.
Victory or defeat? It is the slogan of all-powerful militarism in every belligerent nation. And yet, what can victory bring to the proletariat?
was that I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black.
Topics: Self Respect
Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
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