Civil Rights Leaders Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young, Janis Ian, David Cameron, Constance Baker Motley, Coretta Scott King and many others.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people. That’s what I’ve been doing all my life.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
What are you doing for others?
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
My parents both were doing the Civil Rights Movement, were very involved with the civil rights to Congress. And my friends’ parents were as well.
Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
By 1962, King had become, by the media’s reckoning, the new civil rights leader.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
I must personally say that I do question the sincerity and nonviolent intentions of some civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mr. James Farmer, and others, who are known to have left wing associations.
I’m trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.
Missing from the national conversation are voices of pro-immigration reformers and civil rights leaders, who can speak on behalf of those who have no voice.
Well, I was always a bit of a political junkie. Even as a kid I would read biographies of presidents and of civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King and Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington.
As a civil rights leader, Mrs. King’s vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.
We are confronted primarily with a moral issue… whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated.