Quotes of Negroes

  1. I often wonder whether Negroes like myself who are pretty well known help out at all in breaking down barriers. – Nat King Cole
  2. Negroes at last were on Broadway, and there to stay. We were artists and we were going a long way. – Will M. Cook
  3. What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches. – Jean Genet
  4. It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual. – Zora Neale Hurston
  5. As yet, the Negroes themselves do not fully appreciate these old slave songs. – James Weldon Johnson
  6. It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  7. The Negroes have little invention, but strong powers of imitation, so that they readily acquire mechanic arts. They have a great talent for music, and all their external senses are remarkably acute. – Samuel George Morton
  8. Offhand, the only North American writers I can think of who have come from a background of rural poverty and gone on to write about it have been Negroes – Alden Nowlan
  9. I'd become sort of involved in things that were happening to people. No matter what color they be, whether they be Indians, or Negroes the poor white person or anyone who was I thought more or less getting a bad shake. – Gordon Parks
  10. Even schools for Negroes then, are places where they must be convinced of their inferiority. – Carter G. Woodson
  11. If the Negroes are to remain forever removed from the producing atmosphere, and the present discrimination continues, there will be nothing left for them to do. – Carter G. Woodson
  12. Negroes who have been so long inconvenienced and denied opportunities for development are naturally afraid of anything that sounds like discrimination. – Carter G. Woodson
  13. The Negroes are facing the alternative of rising in the sphere of production to supply their proportion of the manufacturers and merchants or of going down to the graves of paupers. – Carter G. Woodson

Usage examples for Negroes

  1. He is very rich; and I am told he owns seven hundred negroes – Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  2. " That Christophe should have been able to make these negroes work for him as no people in the world have worked since the days when the Pharaohs of Egypt built the Pyramids. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  3. Biskaine followed him and the negroes came last. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  4. Negroes cost from twenty to forty Pistoles. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  5. " If you please, sir," observed Jonathan, " one of the negroes is, I believe, a man." – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  6. Can any of your negroes handle a rifle, Colonel? – A Lieutenant at Eighteen by Oliver Optic
  7. I really do not see how we could get along without the negroes – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  8. " Dr. Zetterberg, even before the Reunited Nations evolved the idea of the African Development Project, it became obvious that the field work was going to have to be in the hands of Negroes – Border, Breed Nor Birth by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  9. The negroes could not have done more for their master. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  10. Marster gave his Negroes a pass for twelve months. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  11. Comparatively few of them became Slaveowners, and then but rarely owned more than one or two negroes – The Struggle for Missouri by John McElroy
  12. The alarm given by the negroes was given on the 29th day of August. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  13. The negroes said that she had a charm to make all she looked upon love her. – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes
  14. She says they lured Georgie into the cellar and had him beaten by negroes – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  15. Forty- one of these were Indians and seven were negroes – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  16. The negroes would ride upon them four at a time, and they would go very willingly. – The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe
  17. About three fourths of our Negroes live in the rural districts. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  18. Not all Negroes worked in the fields, however. – Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century Jamestown 350th Anniversary Historical Booklet Number 17 by Annie Lash Jester
  19. Why should free negroes work? – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  20. " Sir," said the Judge, " I can point out negroes of intelligence and learning." – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009