John Oliver Killens Quotes.
Integration begins the day after the minds of the people are desegregated.
We are not fighting for the right to be like you. We respect ourselves too much for that. When we advocate freedom, we mean freedom for us to be black, or brown, and you to be white, and yet live together in a free and equal society. This is the only way that integration can bring dignity for both of us.
The Negro loves America enough to criticize her fundamentally. Most white Americans simply can’t be bothered.
We have to undo the millions of little white lies that America told itself and the world about the American Black man.
Life is a short walk. There is so little time and so much living to achieve.
Western man wrote “his” history as if it were the history of the entire human race.
My fight is not for racial sameness but for racial equality and against racial prejudice and discrimination.
Most of us came here in chains and most of you came here to escape your chains. Your freedom was our slavery, and therein lies the bitter difference in the way we look at life.