Quotes for you to contemplate today, Martin Luther King day, 2015. Slavery and civil rights go hand in hand; both need to be continually addressed and corrected by the masses. We are all EQUAL, all deserve to be FREE and all have the right to be treated with RESPECT.
"I am working towards a Star Trek world - where we are all equal and our uniqueness is celebrated and racism and slavery are nowhere to be found." Alice Keesey Mecoy Great great great granddaughter of John Brown, Abolitionist
"Our lives begin to end the day we become
silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King, Jr
"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I have a strong impulse to see it tried
on him personally."
“Slavery stands as an affront to human dignity.”
Allan Dare Pearce,
Paris in April
"Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the
path from slavery to freedom.
There are many kinds of slavery and many
kinds of freedom, but reading is still the Path."
"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor;
it must be demanded by the oppressed."
---Martin Luther King Jr.
"I am naturally anti-slavery.
If slavery is not wrong,
nothing is wrong."
“And oft the blessed time foretells
When all men shall be free;
And musical, as silver bells,
Their falling chains shall be.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
Poems on Slavery.
"Slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States,
other than the most barbarous, unprovoked and
unjustifiable war of one
portion of its citizens against
another portion, the only conditions of
which are perpetual
imprisonment and hopeless servitude, or absolute
in utter disregard and violation of those eternal and
truths set forth in our Declaration of Independence."