Quotation by Lorraine Hansberry

...Negroes must concern themselves with every single means of struggle: legal, illegal, passive, active, violent and non- violent.... They must harass, debate, petition, boycott, sing hymns, pray on steps—and shoot from their windows when the racists come cruising through their communities.... The acceptance of our condition is the only form of extremism which discredits us before our children [ellipses in source].
Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965), African American playwright and essayist. As quoted in Blood, Bread and Poetry, ch. 2, by Adrienne Rich (1986).

Written in 1962.
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