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Here Are 18 Inspirational Quotes About Protest By 18 Icons Of Resistance

They said it best.

With protests happening around the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, we wanted to take a second to reflect on the importance of speaking out by highlighting the words of these famous icons of resistance.

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1. Nina Simone

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– Jazz singer, pianist, and civil rights activist.

2. Congressman John Lewis

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– Democrat representative for Georgia and civil rights leader.

3. Martin Luther King, Jr

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– Christian minister and civil rights leader.

4. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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– Democrat representative for New York's 14th congressional district and political activist.

5. Jane Fonda

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– Hollywood actor and civil rights activist.

6. Elie Wiesel

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– Holocaust survivor, writer, and political activist.

7. Sylvia Rivera

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– Transgender drag queen, community leader, and civil rights activist.

8. Audre Lorde

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– Poet, womanist, and civil rights activist.

9. Raven Rakia

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– Journalist and researcher.

10. Dolores Huerta

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– Labour leader and civil rights activist.

11. Malcolm X

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– Muslim minister and civil rights leader.

12. Malala Yousafzai

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– Women's education advocate and human rights activist.

13. Ai Weiwei

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– Artist and political activist.

14. Alicia Garza

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– Writer and civil rights leader.

15. Blair Imani

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– Author, historian, and civil rights activist.

16. John Boyega

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– Hollywood actor and civil rights activist.

17. James Baldwin

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– Poet, novelist, civil rights activist.

18. Leymah Gbowee

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– Anti-war advocate and civil rights activist.

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