Sunday, June 08, 2008

Americans who tell the truth

I came across this book and loved what it said, who it talked about, and the art work in it:

Americans Who Tell the Truth

I chose a few of my favorites that reminded me of the current election:

"Back of the problem of race and color lies a greater problem and that is the fact that so many civilized person's are willing to live in comfort even if the price of this is poverty, ignorance, and disease of the majority of their fellowmen, [and] that to maintain this privilege men have waged war until today war tends to become universal and continuous." ~W.E.B. DuBois

“Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!” ~Susan B. Anthony

”Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off." ~Fannie Lou Hamer

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

“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” (Speech on the 24th anniversary of Emancipation, Washington, D.C.). ~Frederick Douglass

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.” ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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