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#1. If Willie Nelson had been Rosa Parks, there never would have been a civil rights movement in this country, because he refuses to leave the back of the bus. - Author: Kinky Friedman
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Kinky Friedman
#2. I was in the kitchen drinking coffee when I heard Coretta cry, "Martin, Martin, come quickly!" I put down my cup and ran toward the living room. As I approached the front window Coretta pointed joyfully to a slowly moving bus: "Darling, it's empty! - Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#3. The bus here because they lost Rosa Parks's bus."

"Who lost Rosa Parks's bus?"

"White people. Who the fuck else? Supposedly, every February when schoolkids visit the Rosa Parks Museum, or wherever the fuck the bus is at, the bus they tell the kids is the birthplace of the civil rights movement is a phony. Just some old Birmingham city bus they found in some junkyard. That's what my sister says, anyway."

"I don't know."

Cuz took two deep swallows of gin. "What you mean, 'You don't know'? You think that after Rosa Parks bitch-slapped white America, some white rednecks going to go out of their way to save the original bus? That'd be like the Celtics hanging Magic Johnson's jersey in the rafters of the Boston Garden. No fucking way. - Author: Paul Beatty
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Paul Beatty
#4. And I make that challenge to you now. Notice injustice. Speak out against it. Care more for those who suffer it. This world belongs to all of us, and it could be you or someone you know who goes unnoticed tomorrow. And if you've been the victim of a violation of your rights, your civil liberties, or your person, talk to someone. Ask for help. You are absolutely not alone. - Author: Cora Carmack
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Cora Carmack
#5. When we hide racism under the guise of 'humor,' we insulate white racist privilege and make a mockery of civil rights. - Author: DaShanne Stokes
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by DaShanne Stokes
#6. The unsung heroes of the civil rights movement were always the wives and the mothers. - Author: Andrew Young
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Andrew Young
#7. The real value of democracy comes from unity, equal rights and ethical leadership. If we abide by this value, our community can progress without the rise of civil and economic inequality. - Author: Saaif Alam
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Saaif Alam
#8. We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not - nor will we ever - monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources. - Author: Janet Napolitano
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Janet Napolitano
#9. Since Aureliano at that time had very confused notions about the difference between Conservatives and Liberals, his father in law gave him some schematic lessons. The Liberals, he said, were Freemasons, bad people, wanting to hang priests, to institute civil marriage and divorce, to recognize the rights of illegitimate children as equal to those of legitimate ones, and to cut the country up into a federal system that would take power away from the supereme authority. The Conservatives, on the other hand, who had received their power directly from God, proposed the establishment of public order and family morality. They were the defenders of the faith of Christ, of the principle of authority, and were not prepared to permit the country to be broken down into autonomous entities. - Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
#10. We've made so many advances in other areas - civil rights, gay rights - but ageism is still an area that's taboo and not talked about and dealt with. - Author: Madonna Ciccone
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Madonna Ciccone
#11. The best way to solve any problem is to remove its cause. - Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#12. So, why the traffic stop when the officer admits that the driver did nothing wrong? To this impartial observer, those facts suggest Mr. Hayes was pulled over for driving while black and the shooting was the worst result of a bad stop. - Author: Mark M. Bello
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Mark M. Bello
#13. A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and mask on his face. They are both more or less what the law declares them: lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson
#14. This nation was founded by many men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
John F. Kennedy, Radio and television report to the American people in civil rights, June 11, 1963
35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)
― John F. Kennedy - Author: John F. Kennedy
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by John F. Kennedy
#15. If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in the bus in Montgomery, she'd still be standing. - Author: Mary Frances Berry
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Mary Frances Berry
#16. Other generations faced big challenges: the Industrial Revolution with its sweeping social and economic changes; abolishing slavery; defeating fascism; establishing civil rights for all. The generations now alive must solve the 'money problem'. We must reclaim money from the speculators and restore it to its role as a medium for trade that serves us all. - Author: John Rogers
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by John Rogers
#17. We were born with natural rights. We don't need civil rights. [African-Americans] don't need civil rights. They don't need them. They have inalienable rights granted by God in the Constitution. I mean, I'm discriminated against all the time. I don't care. It doesn't bother me. [I'm discriminated against] because I'm old. I'm too old to get a job as a game show host. They say, well, the guy's 71 and in five years he'll be 76. And I'm a one per center, and I'm absolutely discriminated against as a one per center. - Author: Chuck Woolery
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Chuck Woolery
#18. After the Civil War, when blacks fought along whites to secure freedom for all, southern states enacted Black Codes, laws that restricted the civil rights and liberties of blacks. Central to the enforcement of these laws were the stiff penalties for blacks possessing firearms. - Author: Niger Innis
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Niger Innis
#19. Out & Equal is about work. It's about authenticity. It's also about justice. Essentially it's about love, because when you get right down to it, the civil rights movement for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is really about having the freedom to be who we are, and to love who we love. - Author: Selisse Berry
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Selisse Berry
#20. The fact is that this happens in a white community, with a black man, a gun, and a cop who claims he can't see the black man's hands. That combination is a recipe for disaster. It doesn't matter who tells who what to do. - Author: Mark M. Bello
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Mark M. Bello
#21. A freedom given up is not so easily regained. - Author: Rivera Sun
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Rivera Sun
#22. There are a million Negroes in Mississippi. I think they'll take care of me. - Author: James Meredith
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by James Meredith
#23. The civil rights movement didn't deal with the issue of political disenfranchisement in the Northern cities. It didn't deal with the issues that were happening in Northern cities like Detroit, where there was a deep process of deindustrialization going on. So you have this response of angry young people, with a war going on in Vietnam, a poverty program that was insufficient, and police brutality. All these things gave rise to the Black Power Movement. It was not a separation from the civil rights movement, but a continuum of this whole process of democratization. - Author: Danny Glover
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Danny Glover
#24. I guess it's the curse of our generation, having to put aside our lives to do the right thing. - Author: Allan Dare Pearce
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Allan Dare Pearce
#25. American civil rights leader, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Lynching is a murder. For the past four hundred years our people have been lynched physically, but now it's done politically. We're lynched politically, we're lynched economically, we're lynched socially, we're lynched in every way that you can imagine. - Author: Malcolm X
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Malcolm X
#26. But no matter their [carousels] colors, the horses all go at the same speed as they circle round and round. They start together. They finish together, too. Nobody is first and nobody is last. Everyone is equal when you ride a carousel. - Author: Sharon Langley
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Sharon Langley
#27. The great social justice changes in our country have happened when people came together, organized, and took direct action. It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today. The civil rights movement, the labor movement, the women's movement, and the equality movement for our LGBT brothers and sisters are all manifestations of these rights. - Author: Dolores Huerta
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Dolores Huerta
#28. It is, in short, the growing conviction that the Negroes cannot win - a conviction with much grounding in experience - which accounts for the new popularity of black power. So far as the ghetto Negro is concerned, this conviction expresses itself in hostility, first toward the people closest to him who have held out the most promise and failed to deliver (Martin Luther King, Roy Wilkins, etc.), then toward those who have proclaimed themselves his friends (the liberals and the labor movement), and finally toward the only oppressors he can see (the local storekeeper and the policeman on the corner). On the leadership level, the conviction that the Negroes cannot win takes other forms, principally the adoption of what I have called a "no-win" policy. Why bother with programs when their enactment results only in sham? Why concern ourselves with the image of the movement when nothing significant has been gained for all the sacrifices made by SNCC and CORE? Why compromise with reluctant white allies when nothing of consequence can be achieved anyway? Why indeed have anything to do with whites at all?

On this last point, it is extremely important for white liberals to understand what, one gathers from their references to "racism in reverse," the President and the Vice-President of the United States do not: that there is all the difference in the world between saying, "If you don't want me, I don't want you" (which is what some proponents of black power have in effect bee - Author: Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Bayard Rustin
#29. Slavery is a memory of something we cannot remember, and yet we cannot forget. - Author: Bill T. Jones
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Bill T. Jones
#30. Silver rights aren't as dramatic and captivating as civil rights. The movement isn't good TV and it's boring or inaccessible to many people. The forums were created to spread awareness, dialogue, and community to forge new partnerships and ideas. - Author: John Hope Bryant
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by John Hope Bryant
#31. So let us be bold in our efforts and even bolder in our vision. Let us tell the story of an America becoming - of a nation breaking free from the limits of its own arrested development and transforming into the place we were told about in school but which never really existed as such. Just because that place has been a cruel and taunting mirage for so long does not mean we cannot mold it into a reality. As the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) - one of the premier civil rights groups of our nation's history - used to say, Come, let us build a new world together. - Author: Tim Wise
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Tim Wise
#32. The cop's suspended with pay. With pay, Mama! My husband is dead, and his killer gets a paid vacation? What kind of justice is that? - Author: Mark M. Bello
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Mark M. Bello
#33. Quakers are known for wanting to give back. Ban the bomb and the civil rights movement and the native American struggle for justice - those things were very, very front-burner in my childhood, as were the ideas of working for peace and if you have more than you need, then you share it with people who don't. - Author: Bonnie Raitt
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Bonnie Raitt
#34. More recently, civil rights groups around the country have helped to launch legal attacks and vobramf campaigns against felon disenfranchisement laws and have strenuously opposed discriminatory crack sentencing laws and guidelines, as well as "zero tolerance" policies that effectively funnel youth of color from schools to jails. - Author: Michelle Alexander
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Michelle Alexander
#35. As a society, our collective understanding of racism has been powerfully influenced by the shocking images of the Jim Crow era and the struggle for civil rights. When we think of racism we think of Governor Wallace of Alabama blocking the schoolhouse door; we think of water hoses, lynchings, racial epithets, and "whites only" signs. These images make it easy to forget that many wonderful, good-hearted white people who were generous to others, respectful of their neighbors, and even kind to their black maids, gardeners, or shoe shiners - and wished them well - nevertheless went to the polls and voted for racial segregation. - Author: Michelle Alexander
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Michelle Alexander
#36. The received wisdom in advanced capitalist societies is that there still exists an organic "civil society sector" in which institutions form autonomously and come together to manifest the interests and will of citizens. The fable has it that the boundaries of this sector are respected by actors from government and the "private sector," leaving a safe space for NGOs and nonprofits to advocate for things like human rights, free speech, and accountable government.

This sounds like a great idea. But if it was ever true, it has not been for decades. Since at least the 1970s, authentic actors like unions and churches have folded under a sustained assault by free-market statism, transforming "civil society" into a buyer's market for political factions and corporate interests looking to exert influence at arm's length. The last forty years have seen a huge proliferation of think tanks and political NGOs whose purpose, beneath all the verbiage, is to execute political agendas by proxy. - Author: Julian Assange
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Julian Assange
#37. We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs. - Author: James L. Farmer, Jr.
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by James L. Farmer, Jr.
#38. You cannot stand for civil rights + not support gay marriage. You cannot stand for human rights + not support gay marriage. It's that simple.
Everywhere, the voice of the oppressed must echo + ring out or else it will be crushed by the tyranny of wickedness. - Author: Bernard Schaffer
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Bernard Schaffer
#39. There's nothing entertaining about watching goons hurl venomous slurs at congressmen like the civil rights hero John Lewis and the openly gay Barney Frank How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama to Hitler knows so little about history that it doesn't recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht. - Author: Frank Rich
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Frank Rich
#40. To cheapen the lives of any group of men, cheapens the lives of all men, even our own. This is a law of human psychology, or human nature. And it will not be repealed by our wishes, nor will it be merciful to our blindness. - Author: William Pickens
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by William Pickens
#41. When we stand up for what we believe in - for what's right - there is always a chance that we risk the very things we fight for: our safety, our lives, our freedom. But if we stand down, the risk is definite. - Author: Kelseyleigh Reber
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Kelseyleigh Reber
#42. Antigay activists have historically maintained that same-sex sexuality is a lifestyle choice that should be discouraged, deemed illegitimate, and even punished by the culture at large. In other words, if lesbian/gay/bisexual people to not have to be gay but are simply choosing a path of decadence and deviance, then the government should have no obligation to protect their civil rights or honor their relationships; to the contrary, the state should actively condemn same-sex sexuality and deny it legal and social recognition in order to discourage others from following that path.
Not surprisingly, advocates for gay/lesbian/bisexual rights see things differently. They counter that sexual orientation is not a matter of choice but an inborn trait that is much beyond an individual's control as skin or eye color. Accordingly, since gay/lesbian/bisexual individuals cannot choose to be heterosexual, it is unethical to discriminate against them and to deny legal recognition to same-sex relationships.
Perhaps instead of arguing that gay/lesbian/bisexual individuals deserve civil rights because they are powerless to change their behavior, we should affirm the fundamental rights of all people to determine their own emotional and sexual lives. - Author: Lisa Diamond
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Lisa Diamond
#43. Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the basis of civil and international law, or at least of custom that has the force of law. - Author: Alfred Marshall
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Alfred Marshall
#44. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 laid the foundation for the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but it also addressed nearly every other aspect of daily life in a would-be free democratic society. - Author: Aberjhani
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Aberjhani
#45. I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights. - Author: Alan Autry
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Alan Autry
#46. Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed. - Author: Jim Costa
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Jim Costa
#47. [Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964], many governments in southern states forced people to segregate by race. Civil rights advocates fought to repeal these state laws, but failed. So they appealed to the federal government, which responded with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But this federal law didn't simply repeal state laws compelling segregation. It also prohibited voluntary segregation. What had been mandatory became forbidden. Neither before nor after the Civil Rights Act were people free to make their own decisions about who they associated with. - Author: Harry Browne
Civil Rights Bus Boycott quotes by Harry Browne

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