Quotes About Lynchings

Quotes tagged as "lynchings" (showing 1-5 of 5)
Martin Luther King Jr.
“It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Rashad Harrison
“The sight of a cross on fire should be unsettling to any true Christian. To a Negro it is worse. A unique kind of fear enters your mind, one perfected by the South: that you could die for the most harmless of offenses. You could die just for the crime of living.”
Rashad Harrison, Our Man in the Dark: A Novel

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A society with lynch culture needs a big zoo, not for the animals definitely, but for the very people themselves!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Bryan Stevenson
“The racial terrorism of lynchings in many ways created the modern death penalty. America's embrace of speedy executions was, in part, an attempt to redirect the violent energies of lynching while ensuring white southerners that Black men would still pay the ultimate price.”
Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If ten men are trying to lynch one allegedly vile person, than we can be completely sure that there are ten vile people and one allegedly vile person over there! Don’t forget, violence makes you a low man!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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