Quotes from an important day in history

21 Feb

Malcolm X

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Today is an important day in history.  It is the day a civil rights activist was shot and killed in New York City.  His name was El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, or better known as Malcolm X.  Born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm X went on to bring awareness about the inequality that was dividing America, between whites and blacks.  His voice was one that people either found inspirational or fearful.  His voice, and his words still hold a lot of truth today.

“If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.”

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

“You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong not matter who does it or who says it.”

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

”Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner. You must be eating some of what’s on that plate.  Being here in America doesn’t make you an American. Being born here in America doesn’t make you an American.”

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

“By any means necessary.”

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Posted by on February 21, 2012 in Life, randomness


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