“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
-George Orwell

“I am a Negro, I am also an American. This is my country. I own a share in it, I have a vested interest in it. My ancestors helped create it, to build it, to make it strong and great, and rich. All of this belongs to me as much as belongs to any American with a white skin. What is mine I intend to have and to hold, to fight, if necessary, to uphold it. I will not give up my legacy in this society willingly.”

Ralph Bunche, American Statesman, first person with African ancestry to win a Nobel Peace Prize