Segregation Quotes

The difference between de jure and de facto segregation is the difference open, forthright bigotry and the shamefaced kind that works through unwritten agreements between real estate dealers, school officials, and local politicians. Shirley Chisholm

I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever. George C Wallace

We come then to the question presented: Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other ‘tangible’ factors may be equal, deprive the children of the minority group of equal education opportunities? We believe that it does. Earl Warren

In Stamps [Arkansas] the segregation was so complete that most Black children didn’t really, absolutely know what whites looked like. Maya Angelou

Martin Luther King, Jr., was the conscience of his generation…He and I grew up in the same South, he the son of a clergyman, I the son of a farmer. We both knew from opposite sides, the invisible wall of racial segregation. Jimmy Carter

Segregation was wrong when it was forced by white people, and I believe it is still wrong when it is requested by black people. Coretta Scott King

Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality. Martin Luther King, Jr