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Like the Negro League players, I traveled through the segregated south as a young man. Because I was black, I was denied service at many restaurants and could only drink from water fountains marked 'Colored.' When I went to the movies, I would have to sit in the Colored balcony.Walter Dean Myers

Seeing their children touched and seared and wounded by race prejudice is one of the heaviest crosses which colored women have to bear.Mary Church Terrell

The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected me more than almost anything else.Gideon Welles

Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station where they were trying to develop films, but they hadn't got the facilities to develop colored film.Abraham Zapruder

I believe if the white and colored people could get together and be let alone, they would understand each other and consequently love each other.Josephine Baker

The hate directed against the colored people here in St. Louis has always given me a sad feeling because when I was a little girl I remember the horror of the East St. Louis race riot.Josephine Baker

Certainly almost everything we do and think is colored in some way by memes, but it is important to realize that not everything we experience is a meme. If I walk down the street and see a tree, the basic perception that's going on is not memetic.Susan Blackmore

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.Napoleon Bonaparte

The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you've got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things.Nat King Cole

I like to make colored xeroxes of things. I clip out pictures of Liza Minelli and her husband from magazines and I fax them to people anonymously.Zooey Deschanel

I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations.Placido Domingo

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.Frederick Douglass

The colored man is in the South to stay there. He will not leave it voluntarily and he cannot be driven out. He had no voice in being carried into the South, but he will have a very loud voice in any attempt to put him out.Timothy Thomas Fortune

What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it.Angelina Grimke

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.Angelina Grimke

I had a great grandmother who believed in so many strange superstitions. She used to tell the future from the things that catch on to the hem of your skirt when you've been sewing, and different colored threads would mean different things... Of course, all that influenced me quite a lot as a child.Joanne Harris

There are a great many colored people who are ashamed of the cake-walk, but I think they ought to be proud of it.James Weldon Johnson

Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville.James Weldon Johnson

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with this idea of opening a restaurant back in Indiana on a little pond. The guests would order their dinner and then take a little boat out with a colored flag on the front of it. When the matching color of the flag on their boat went up on a flag pole, their dinner was ready!Greg Kinnear

If months were marked by colors, November in New England would be colored gray.Madeleine M. Kunin