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Witty with words? You can put your epigram energy to work here. We've put together a collection of classic quotes that need to be matched with their owners. See how many you know! If you've got a great quote we've missed, send it in and you might see it featured in an upcoming Who Said That?.













1 "Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."
Charlie Parker
Louis Armstrong
Dizzy Gillepsie
Quincy Jones

2 "I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky. My name, not yours. My religion, not yours. My goals, my own. Get used to me."
Malcolm X
Stokely Carmichael
Muhammad Ali
Huey Newton

3 "Paris is the dance and I am the dancer."
Katherine Dunham
Alvin Ailey
Josephine Baker
Gregory Hines

4 "One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder."
Marcus Garvey
A. Phillip Randolph
Paul Robeson
W.E.B. Du Bois

5 "Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Frederick Douglass
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mary Church Terrell
Ella Baker

6 "I am the product of the sustained indignation of a branded grandfather, the militant protest of my grandmother, the disciplined resentment of my father and mother, and the power of the mass action of the church."
Ralph Abernathy
Benjamin L. Hooks
Ida B. Wells
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr

7 "In my music, my plays, my films I want to carry always this central idea: to be African. Multitudes of men have died for less worthy ideas; it is even more eminently worth living for."
Spike Lee
Oscar Micheaux
Paul Robeson
John Singleton

8 "You may shoot me with your words; You may cut me with your eyes; You may kill me with your hatefulness; But still, like air, I'll rise."
Maya Angelou
Gwendolyn Brooks
Amiri Baraka
Rita Dove

9 "Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can."
Jackie Robinson
Wilt Chamberlain
Arthur Ashe
Tiger Woods

10 "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired."
Daisy Bates
Julian Bond
Jesse Jackson
Fannie Lou Hamer



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