Onward—shoulder-to-shoulder, heart-to-heart—toward the future.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
~~Zora Neale Hurston
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
~~William Butler Yeats
Violence is Black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years’ worth of education.
To any citizen of this country who figures himself as responsible—and particularly those of you who deal with the minds and hearts of young people—must be prepared to ‘go for broke.’ Or to put it another way, you must understand that in the attempt to correct so many generations of bad faith and cruelty, when it is operating not only in the classroom but in society, you will meet the most fantastic, the most brutal, and the most determined resistance. There is no point in pretending that this won’t happen.
If you come here to help me, then you are wasting your time. But if you have come here because your liberation is bound up with mine, then we can work together.