The following quotes are a Christmas gift to all of the readers:

1. My Daddy, Milton Kendrick Sr.: “Can’t is never acceptable in your vocabulary or lifestyle.”

2. W.E.B. Dubois: “The American negro demands political, industrial and social equality.”


3. U.S. Sen. Edward Brooks (Massachusetts 1967-1979), first Black Republican senator and first Black since reconstruction: “I am not running as a Black candidate, but on the basics of my qualification.”

4. Esau Jenkins, civil rights visionary in South Carolina lived by the phrase: “Hate is expensive, but love is real progression.”

5. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

6. Congresswoman Shirley A. Chisholm: “We must continue the ongoing search for education and knowledge.”

7. Bayard Rustin: “The racial injustice that was present in the country during my youth demanded my involvement in the struggle to achieve interracial democracy.”

8. Malcolm X: “Equality must be obtained by any means necessary.” (Education, sophisticated voting, selective buying, etc.)

9. Muhammad Ali: “I want to be remembered as a man, who stood up for his beliefs and attempted to unite mankind through faith and love.”

10. General Colin Powell: “I enlisted in the army and stayed. I kept getting promotions after promotions. Eventually I began to wonder when would they say no more. They never did.”

11. Congressman John Lewis in reference to the book “Without Sanctuary”: “It is my hope that the book will inspire the living, the yet unborn and many generations to come, to be more compassionate, loving and caring so they can prevent Without Sanctuary ever happening again.”

12. Jesus Christ: “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32

13. Mal Goode: “You must be a bridge builder, making it easier for the person, who follows.”

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(Louis “Hop” Kendrick is a weekly contributor to the Forum page.)

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