Photography by Christina Dittmar, Fabrice Leonard, and Gilbertson Cuffy; from Bleu Magazine Issue 67.
“There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.” – James Baldwin.
“The progress of the world will call for the best that all of us have to give.” – Mary McLeod Bethune
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcolm X
“I have the people behind me and the people are my strength.” – Huey P. Newton
“No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” – Rosa Parks
“Radical simply means ‘grasping things at the root.'” – Angela Davis
“We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers.” – Bayard Rustin
“Until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” – Ella Baker
“But what of Black women?… I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.”- W. E. B. Du Bois
“I think the American Dream should be about a greater progressive legislation that allows for what I call a necessary future world of cooperational humanism.” – Bobby Seale.