Quote Sets

In 1956, I was talking on the campus of Mississippi State University during a religious emphasis week... I said segregation is incompatible with Christian Gospel. Duncan Gray
Now, [the Mississippi Council on Human Relations] was revived in Oxford in '62... it was simply an organization that sponsored meetings, open forums to talk about issues. Duncan Gray
For the most part, people in the pew, they simply would not tolerate anything that’s that out of tune with the local culture. And they would say, “The hell with Mr. Jesus”! Will D. Campbell
I remember I made an absolute determination: I will not live in fear. I will not direct my life according to any kind of fear.
I may not have ever been a part of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) if I hadn't done simply what SNCC people did, and that was to do what the Spirit say do.
Something has to be done with the Dahmer nigger. Sam Bowers
I want freedom so bad that I don't want to do anything to harm people; that's what I call freedom high. But there is going to be pain and suffering... We rocked this country; we raised some fundamental questions. The parties have not been the same since.
I went to [Millsap] during the mid 1950's while I saw the madness taking over in the state as white moderates were silenced, but I had good teachers who helped me with questions...
[Medgar Evers] said, 'you have to come back and there is a vacancy right here, the chaplain left... You have to come back because we need you, because this is your calling.' Ed King
[The Methodist Church] didn't know what to do about whether [to claim] me as a minister.
...they turned to cynicism and despair and turned to militancy... None of us realized how strong the evil was that we fought, and how much a part of American power it was, and so were not able to grapple [with] it... Ed King
...so we systematically organized church visits... that idea was never to crash your way into a white church, but that maybe when people saw the contradiction of turning blacks away from a church, they would have to wrestle with their conscience. Ed King
'Be strong and of good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee, whither so ever thou goeth' -- Joshua 1:9B
This Christmas there had been no gift-giving. I don't even remember Christmas day. But a candle of hope had been lit in each of our souls that made the memories of all the Christmases past, seem dim in comparison.
Somewhere we as Christians have got this notion that societal problems, deeply rooted in sin can be solved without sacrifice. This is a fallacy. It has never been more real to me that the answers must come from the people of God.
'Me and these children done decided that we ain't gonna take it no mo'.' Simple words said at the right time and place, with the spirit of God at work, forever changed Mendenhall, Mississippi.
'...These men are Jews (niggers) and they are disturbing our city. They advocate customs which are not lawful for us Romans (white folks) to accept...' The crowd joined in attacking them... Acts 16:20-23
If you think I can render some service, I will... Martin Luther King
My uncertainty disappeared... Segregation is evil, and I cannot, as a minister, condone evil. Martin Luther King
But we remember that as we boycott that the boycott is not an end within itself....[The] end is reconciliation the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. Martin Luther King
Father Forgive Them. Martin Luther King
Now is the time to shift the emphasis from the material to the spiritual. Douglas Hudgins
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus... There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26-28). Clarence Jordan
A demonstration plot of the Kingdom of God... Clarence Jordan
I wish we could do it all again with clown hats on... Jane Stembridge