© everlark

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Now talk to me, God. Come on down and talk to me…Nonviolence is out…If you don’t believe that, then I know you must be white, too. And if I ever find out you are white, then I’m through with you. And if I find out you are black, I’ll try my best to kill you when I get to heaven.


I’m through with you. Yes, I am going to put you down. From now on, I am my own God. I am going to live by the rules I set for myself. I’ll discard everything I was once taught about you. Then I’ll be you. I will be my own God, living my life as I see fit…I shall do as I want to in this society that apparently wasn’t meant for me and my kind.

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- Anne Moody in her autobiography Coming of Age in Mississippi, relating her reaction to the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, in which Alabama white supremacists killed four little black girls.