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John Oliver Killens
(1916-1987) born on
Jan 14
US novelist, lawyer. He is the author of "Youngblood," and other novels, and a collection of essays, "Black Man's Burden." 1965.
         
   
F
Life is a short walk. There is so little time and so much living to achieve.

R
Integration begins the day after the minds of the people are desegregated.
A
The Negro was invented in America.
N
What a tiresome place America would be if freedom meant we all had to think alike or be the same color or wear that same gray flannel suit! That road leads to the conformity of the graveyard . . .
K
The Negro loves America enough to criticize her fundamentally. Most white Americans simply can't be bothered.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
R: "Beyond the Angry Black," 1966.
A: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
N: "The Black Psyche," c. 1966.
K: "The Black Psyche," c. 1966.
   


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