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Who said it? A look back

During this Black History Month, consider the following thoughts on politics, life and race from 10 famous African-Americans.

See if you can match the quote with the person who said it.

The famous quote:

1. "Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone, when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one's soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood."

2. "Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."

3. "If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it."

4. "What Washington needs is adult supervision."

5. "Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind."

6. "Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand."

7. "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."

8. "I never had an occasion to question color, therefore, I only saw myself as what I was ... a human being."

9. "I don't have a plan or a mission or a philosophy to work out. Count me out on that score. My legacy — which is something I don't think about — will be that I called them as I see them."

10. "The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity — and an obligation — to help them turn this desire into reality."

Who said it?

a. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

b. Actor Sidney Poitier

c. Martin Luther King Jr.

d. Author Toni Morrison

e. President Barack Obama

f. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell

g. Singer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker

h. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

i. Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee

j. "Roots" author Alex Haley

Answers:
1. G. Josephine Baker ; 2. J. Alex Haley ; 3. D. Toni Morrison ; 4. E. President Barack Obama ; 5. I. Jackie Joyner-Kersee ; 6. F. Colin Powell ; 7. C. Martin Luther King Jr. ; 8. B. Sidney Poitier ; 9. A. Clarence Thomas ; 10. H. Condoleezza Rice

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