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Segregation Quotes

Maya Angelou, the author of “Why the Caged Bird Sings” wrote, “In so many ways segregation shaped me and education liberated me.”

Political activist, Jesse Jackson said, “In many ways history is marked as ‘before’ and ‘after’ Rosa Parks. She sat down so that we might all stand up.”

An example of the depth of commitment to keep blacks and whites separate was the exclamation by George C. Wallace, the governor of Alabama in the 1950s:  “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!”