The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.
— Imamu Amiri Baraka Jones

Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so.
— Ida B. Wells

The Afro-American is not a bestial race.
— Ida B. Wells

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
— Ida B. Wells

The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American.
— Ida B. Wells