Civil rights Related Quotes



“on many key issues such as congressional power; presidential authority; women's rights including abortion; civil rights including voting and affirmative action; defendants' rights including the death penalty; prayer; and technology of the future.”

Arlen Specter


From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.

Carl Schurz


Yet civil rights issues are very much on the front burner in South Carolina between the Black Lives Matter movement and police shootings.

Ari Shapiro


Judge Samuel Alito was born and raised in the great state of New Jersey. Our state has a legacy of producing outstanding jurists, most notably the late William J. Brennan, who ushered in our nation's recommitment to civil rights in the latter half of the 20th century.

Frank Lautenberg


“This is a modern-day civil rights movement. Political leaders need to understand the importance of the times that we're in. The real leaders in this movement have been the Latino people, the average person.”

Partha Banerjee


It's so simple: Right to marriage is a civil right, which like all civil rights should not depend on what state you happen to live in.

Annie Laurie Gaylor


All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better.

Eliot Engel


My life is about being a civil rights activist. That's my life. Whoever you are, everyone, we either have civil rights or we don't. It's for everyone.

Pauley Perrette


“There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.”

Hubert H. Humphrey


A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.

A. Philip Randolph