I am here to do your bidding, Master. I am your slave, and you will reward me, for I shall be faithful.
– Bram Stoker
“They hain’t no RIGHT to shut him up! SHOVE! – and don’t you lose a minute. Turn him loose! He ain’t no slave; he’s as free as any cretur that walks this earth!”
– Mark Twain
Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off.
– John Henrik Clarke