Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.
Lack of encouragement never deterred me. I was the kind of person who would not be put down.
Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both.
When I went to law school, nobody heard of civil rights.
When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea
I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.
A Negro who does not vote is ungrateful to those who have already died in the fight for freedom. ... Any person who does not vote is failing to serve the cause of freedom - his own freedom, his people's freedom, and his country's freedom.
King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has.
We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism
The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished
My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks.
King consciously steered away from legal claims and instead relied on civil disobedience.
Doing away with separate black colleges meets resistance from alumni and other blacks.
There appears to be no limit as to how far the women's revolution will take us.
When Thurgood Marshall became a lawyer, race relations in the United States were particularly bad.
The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath.
There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society.
The last state to admit a black student to the college level was South Carolina
I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.
Affirmitive action is extremely complex because it appears in many different forms.
New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population, the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.
All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students.
By 1962, King had become, by the media's reckoning, the new civil rights leader.
Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
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