What have writers like James Baldwin
, Ralph Waldo Ellison and W.E.B. DuBois written? Take a look at these quotes from African-American writers.
- "One ever feels his twoness-an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
- W.E.B. DuBois
- "I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."
- Ralph Waldo Ellison
- "There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past."
- Ernest J. Gaines
- "I like to tell the truth as I see it. That's why literature is so important. We cannot possibly leave it to history as a discipline nor to sociology nor science nor economics to tell the story of our people. It's not a ladder we are climbing, it's literature we're producing, and there will always be someone to read it."
- Nikki Giovanni
- "A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."
- Martin Luther King, Jr
- "Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."
- Booker T. Washington