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“If a house is burning, and bucket of water is thrown on the blaze and doesn't extinguish the fire, this doesn't mean that water won't put out fire. It means we need more water. And so with nonviolence.”
“Black folk, a lot of us lived as victims in a certain part of our history. And we had to really erase that tape. We're not victims. We are citizens.”
“I'm convinced nonviolence can be successful in working for positive change in our relations with other countries right now.”
Dorothy Cotton, U.S. civil rights leader
Full name: Dorothy Foreman Cotton.