Michael Bennitt

Rattlesnakes Don’t Commit Suicide

In Quotes on August 27, 2013 at 12:38 am

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“We thought that you could just shame America,”

“Say, ‘Now, America, look at your promises. Look at how you treated your poor Negro citizens. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.’ But you know…you can’t shame segregation. Rattlesnakes don’t commit suicide. Ball teams don’t strike themselves out. You gotta put ‘em out.

-US Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth

http://www.amazon.com/Eyes-Prize-Americas-Rights-1954-1965/dp/B0031WNYHK/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1377562663&sr=1-1&keywords=eyes+on+the+prize

RELATED CONTENT:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Shuttlesworth

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/us/rev-fred-l-shuttlesworth-civil-rights-leader-dies-at-89.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_Civil_Rights_Movement_%281955%E2%80%931968%29

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