Famous Quotes By Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers – a U.S. Army and an activist that Stand for Civil Rights.

Famous Quotes About Justice, Rights, Faith, Equality

  1. “First, it was the whites, and then their Negro message bearers. And the word was always the same: ‘Tell your sons to take their names off the books. Don’t show up at the courthouse voting day.”
  2. “Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/medgar-evers-quotes When a black Jacksonian looks about his home community, he sees a city of over 150,000, of which 40% is Negro, in which there is not a single Negro policeman or policewoman, school crossing guard, or fireman.”
  3. “Let me appeal to the consciences of many silent, responsible citizens of the white community who know that a victory for democracy in Jackson will be a victory for democracy everywhere.”
  4. “You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.”
  5. “Freedom has never been free.
  6. “As paradoxical as life would have it, some of these same persons who were beaten are terrorized by the Nazis are assisting the die-hards of the Citizens’  Councils in bringing about economic pressure on Negroes who pay their poll taxes and register in Humphrey County.”
  7. “The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.”
  8. “I’ll be damned if I’m going to let the white man lick me. There’s something out here that I’ve got to do for my kids, and I’m not going to stop until I’ve done it.”
  9. “If you hurt someone then you are hurting other people, and you will feel guilty about what you did.”
  10. “I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them.”
  11. “I plan to live on campus in a dormitory and to do all the things any other student of the law school might do: use the library, eat in the dining hall, attend classes.”
  12. “It may sound funny, but I love the South. I don’t choose to live anywhere else. There’s land here, where a man can raise cattle, and I’m going to do it someday. There are lakes where a man can sink a hook and fight the bass. There is room here for my children to play and grow, and become good citizens-if the white man will let them.”
  13. “You discover that the education the Negro gets is designed to keep him subservient. The poor black man is exploited by whites and by educated Negroes, too.”
  14. “If you hurt someone then you are hurting other people, and you will feel guilty about what you did.”
  15. “When a black Jacksonian looks about his home community, he sees a city of over 150,000, of which 40% is Negro, in which there is not a single Negro policeman or policewoman, school crossing guard, or fireman.”
  16. “We left the guns hidden in the car and tried walking into the polling place again, and the mob blocked us again. We didn’t pursue it. “
  17. “I’m looking to be shot any time I step out of my car… If I die, it will be for a good cause. I’ve been fighting for America just as much as the soldiers in Vietnam.”
  18. “I may be going to Heaven or Hell, but I’ll be going from Jackson.”
  19. “Let me appeal to the consciences of many silent, responsible citizens of the white community who know that a victory for democracy in Jackson will be a victory for democracy everywhere.”
  20. “When you hate, the only person that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don’t know it and the rest don’t care.”
  21. “I was born in Decatur, was raised there, but I never in my life was permitted to vote there.”
  22. “The Negro has been here in America since 1619, a total of 344 years. He is not going anywhere else; this country is his home. He wants to do his part to help make his city, state, and nation a better place for everyone, regardless of color and race.”
  23. “If we don’t like what the Republicans do, we need to get in there and change it.”
  24. “I’ll be damned if I’m going to let the white man lick me. There’s something out here that I’ve got to do for my kids, and I’m not going to stop until I’ve done it.”
  25. “Our only hope is to control the vote.”
  26. “I’m looking to be shot any time I step out of my car… If I die, it will be for a good cause. I’ve been fighting for America just as much as the soldiers in Vietnam.”
  27. “In the racial picture things will never be as they once were. History has reached a turning point, here and over the world.”
  28. “As long as God gives me strength to work and try to make things real for my children, I’m going to work for it – even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice.”
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