John Henrik Clarke Quotes

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Born: January 1, 1915, Union Springs, Alabama, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, New York, USA, July 16, 1998
Occupation: Author

1.
A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson.
- John Henrik Clarke

2.
I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began.
- John Henrik Clarke

3.
My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people.
- John Henrik Clarke

4.
Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.
- John Henrik Clarke

5.
Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
- John Henrik Clarke

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