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Claude Brown
(1937-2002) born on
Feb 23
US lawyer, playwright. He grew up in a world of crime, gang wars, and drugs described in "Manchild in the Promised Land;" graduate of Howard University.
         
   
F
You don't mess with a man's money; you don't mess with a man's woman; you don't mess with a man's family or his manhood these were a man's principles . . .

R
The language of soul. . . possesses a pronounced lyrical quality which is frequently incompatible to any music other than that ceaseless and relentlessly driving rhythm that flows from poignantly spent ideas.
A
Man, you not givin' us another chance. You givin' us the same chance we had before.
N
For where does one run to when he's already in the promised land?
K
Despite everything that Harlem did to our generation, I think it gave something to a few. It gave them a strength that couldn't be obtained anywhere else.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Manchild in the Promised Land," 1965.
R: c. 1983; in "My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget," by Dorothy Winbush Riley, 1995.
A: "Manchild in the Promised Land," 1965.
N: "Manchild in the Promised Land," 1965.
K: "Manchild in the Promised Land," 1965.
   


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