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Dorothy Cotton

  • 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.

    • Dorothy Cotton,
    • interview, The Other Side ()
  • 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.

    • Dorothy Cotton,
    • interview, "The Tavis Smiley Show" ()
  • 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

(1930)

Full name: Dorothy Foreman Cotton.