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Black History Month quote of the day: Shirley Chisholm

"We Americans have come to feel that it is our mission to make the world free. We believe we are the good guys everywhere, in Vietnam, in Latin America, wherever we go. We believe we are good guys at home too....Unless we start to fight and defeat the enemies in our own country, poverty and racism, and make our talk of equality and opportunity ring true, we are exposed in the eyes of the world as hypocrites when we talk about making people free." 

Shirley Chisholm, Speech [March 1968]


Found in Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations, 2013