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Aram Goudsouzian

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828434

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875841_goudsouzian

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Sidney Poitier
University of North Carolina Press

(p.vii) Along with the fight to desegregate the schools, we must desegregate the entire cultural statement of America; we must desegregate the minds of the American people. If we merely succeed in desegregating the school buildings, we may very well find that we have won the battle and lost the war. Integration begins the day after the minds of the American people are desegregated.


The Black Man's Burden (1965)

Entertainment is not, as we often think, a full-scale flight from our problems, not a means of forgetting them completely, but rather a rearrangement of our problems into shapes which tame them, which disperse them to the margins of our attention.


America in the Movies (1975)

We're all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections.


The Measure of a Man (2000) (p.viii)