13 Small But Powerful Quotes to Better Understand Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a day dedicated to recognizing justice and freedom for African Americans and Black people in America.

"Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” 

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- Toni Morrison

“You must never, ever give out. We must keep the faith because we are one people. We are brothers and sisters. We all live in the same house: The American house.”

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- John Lewis

“In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.”

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- Shirley Chisholm

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

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- Martin Luther King Jr.

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”

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— Malcolm X

“I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.”

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— Harriet Tubman

“If you dare to struggle, you dare to win. If you dare not struggle, then damn it, you don’t deserve to win.”

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- Fred Hampton

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.”

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- Colin Kaepernick

“I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”

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- Frederick Douglass

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.”

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- Rosa Parks

“No violence will create peace…To effect change we must show love in the face of hate and peace in the face of violence.”

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— Beyonce 

“Say it loud. I’m black and I’m proud!” — James Brown

“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” — Fannie Lou Hamer

Wish you all happy Juneteenth Day. June 19, 2022. Reflection of Black Experiences. Voices Freedom Through The Ages.