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H. Rap Brown
(1943-____) born on
Oct 04
US activist. In 1967 he headed the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee; converted to the Islamic faith in prision and took name of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin.
         
   
F
I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.

R
You cannot legislate an attitude.
A
You must begin to define yourself. You must begin to define your Black heritage.
N
Being a man is the continuing battle for one's life. One loses a bit of manhood with every stale compromise to the authority of any power in which one does not believe.
K
I consider myself neither legally nor morally bound to obey the laws made by a body in which I have no representation.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Press conference, 27 Jul 1967; in "Washington Post," 28 Jul 1967.
R: "Die Nigger Die," 1970.
A: c. 1970; in "My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget," by Dorothy Winbush Riley, 1995.
N: "Die Nigger Die," 1969.
K: c. 1967; in "The Great Thoughts," by George Seldes, 1985.
   


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