36 Lines From "Judas And The Black Messiah" That You Need To Hear Again
"I am a revolutionary."
Words are powerful, and such has been the case for impactful speakers throughout the years.
Judas and the Black Messiah was filled with powerful lines from Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) and several other characters throughout the film.
A few lines that stood out to me? I'm glad that you asked:
"Revolution is the only solution." —People in the opening scene
"Reform is just the masters teaching slaves how to be better slaves." —Fred Hampton
"Political power flows from the barrel of a gun." —Fred Hampton
"War is politics with bloodshed and politics is war without bloodshed." —Fred Hampton
"Imagine what we could accomplish together." —Fred Hampton
"When I look at that, I don't see no flag hanging. I see my uncle hanging from a tree, and a bunch of white devils like y'all smiling around his body." —Jimmy Palmer
"Well, guess what, America is on fire right now, and until that fire is extinguished, don't nothin' else mean a goddamn thing." —Fred Hampton
"What will you do the day she brings home a Negro male?" —J. Edgar Hoover
"Anywhere there's people, there's power." —Fred Hampton
"I am a revolutionary." —Fred Hampton
"I believe I'm gonna die doin' what I was born for." —Fred Hampton
"We educate, we nurture, we feed, and we lobby. Perhaps we're here for more than just war with these bodies." —Deborah Johnson
"We scream and we shout, and we live by this anthem, but is power to the people really worth that ransom?" —Deborah Johnson
"It don't seem fair that that's his legacy." —Mrs. Winters
"There's people in the world who want to do that to me?" —Fred Hampton
"Words are beautiful, but action is supreme." —Fred Hampton quoting Che Guevara
"Y'all spendin' all this time talkin' about me goin' to Algeria bungalows when you need to be talkin' about how we gonna build this motherfuckin' medical clinic." —Fred Hampton
"Is the party about me or is it about the people?"— Fred Hampton
"Name it after Jake, so when people hear the name Jake Winters, they think about healin' and lovin' like he loved us." —Fred Hampton
"I wasn't one of those armchair revolutionaries." —The real Bill O'Neal
"I think I'll let history speak for me." —The real Bill O'Neal
"If Fred could be murdered while he slept, remember what can happen to you, while you're on your knees facing that bed." —Speaker in archival footage of Fred's funeral
"In order to survive in there, a part of me had to die, man." —Fred Hampton
"You couldn't have told me when I got out, that I'd have every reason to live." —Fred Hampton
"The party will protect him. You hear me? The people will protect him." —Deborah Johnson
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