He is the author of several important works on liberation theology, including "Black Theology and Black Power," 1969.
Anger and humor are like the left and right arm. They complement each other. Anger empowers the poor to declare their uncompromising opposition to oppression, and humor prevents them from being consumed by their fury.
Truth knows no color; it appeals to intelligence.
The truth about injustice always sounds outrageous.
To sing about freedom and to pray for its coming is not enough. Freedom must be actualized in history by oppressed peoples who accept the intellectual challenge to analyze the world for the purpose of changing it.
Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her.
Published Sources for
the above Quotations:
"Martin and Malcolm and America," 1991.
"Speaking the Truth," 1986.
In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.