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Africa and its people are the most written about and the least understood of all of the world's people. This condition started in the 15th and the 16th centuries with the beginning of the slave trade system. The Europeans not only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people.
John Henrik Clarke
The art of being a slave is to rule one's master.
Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman.
Susan B. Anthony
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.
If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.
The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.
I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
A man in debt is so far a slave.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who is a slave to his stomach seldom worships God.
All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them.
What should we suppose must naturally be the consequence of our carrying on a slave trade with Africa? With a country, vast in its extent, not utterly barbarous, but civilized in a very small degree? Does any one suppose a slave trade would help their civilization?
I am an Addictive Personality, they say, a natural slave to passion - and many Doctors have warned me against it. I am a High-risk Patient.
Hunter S. Thompson
For me, my 'X' replaced the white slave master name of 'Little' which some blue-eyed devil named Little had imposed on my parental forebears.
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Vincent Van Gogh
What to the Slave is the 4th of July.
I could, as a free man, look across the bay toward the Eastern Shore where I was born a slave.
As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol
There's a basis for the war, historically, in the 'Hunger Games,' which would be the third servile war, which was Spartacus' war, where you have a man who is a slave who is then turned into a gladiator who broke out of the gladiator school and led a rebellion and then became the face of the war.
He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.
My father didn't know his real name. My father got his name from his grandfather and he got his name from his grandfather and he got it from the slave master.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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