Civil rights Related Quotes



“Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as our prince of peace, of civil rights. We owe him something major that will keep him and his memory alive.”

Morgan Freeman


“America has lost one of the great civil rights activists of our time. ... She did it with dedication, class, grace and dignity,”

Ed Rendell


Eyes is the attempt to tell the story of the Civil Rights movement and to create an emotional, intellectual constituency. But what do you do after that? The black community doesn't have institutions that pick up such moments and preserve them.

Henry Hampton


We must protect the civil rights of American citizens - African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, and all Americans - by ensuring that their jobs, wages, and well-being come first.

Donald Trump


“Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities.”

Mary Frances Berry


“If you are the prevailing party under any claim enforcing civil rights statutes, then you are entitled to have the other side pay your attorneys' fees.”

Steven Mulroy


“It will tell the stories of African-American culture from slavery through civil rights.”

Lonnie Bunch


“It in no way denies the horrible things that happened in the South during the civil rights struggle, ... The KKK and church bombings - all of those things did happen, but at the same time there were people like my father making Aretha Franklin records, these southern white boys who made their living playing on some of the best soul records ever made.”

Patterson Hood


“[(AP) CBC Wants Roberts Probed on Civil Rights: A Roberts who would limit the Supreme Court's reach would please the 10 Republicans on the committee, who used their opening statements Monday to complain about the Supreme Court's reach into areas they felt were more properly left to local, state and national legislators.] Perhaps the Supreme Court's most notorious exercise of raw political power came in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, two 1973 cases based on false statements which invented a constitutional right to abortion, ... The issue had been handled by the people through their elected representatives prior to that time.”

Sam Brownback


Under the president's spying program, there are no checks and balances. There is no outside review of the legality of this brazen infringement on the civil rights and liberties of the American people. Undeterred by the public outcry, the president [George Bush] vows to continue spying on American citizens.

Samuel Alito