Civil Rights Quotes

I want to be the white man’s brother, not his brother-in-law. Martin Luther King, Jr

Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the instalment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth. Dick Gregory

There are those who say to you – we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late. Hubert Humphrey

We are confronted primarily with a moral issue…whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated. John F Kennedy