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“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me…All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”
“The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.”
“Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.”

“He struck a mighty blow for equality, freedom, and the American way of life. Jackie Robinson was a good citizen, a great man, and a true American champion.”-President Ronald Reagan

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BTW-above composition by Woodrow Wilson "Buddy" Johnson (jump blues pianist) and the incomparable Count Basie. Performed by the Buddy Johnson Orchestra, Buddy Johnson-vocal, Willis "Coot" Nelson-trumpet solo.

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Piano-Steal Away(Steal Away to Jesus)-an African-American spiritual, composed by Wallace Willis, a slave in the old Indian Territory, sometime before 1862.

Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus
Steal away, steal away home...

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With these submissions, I have attempted to encapsule the life and legacy of this extraordinary man. He exemplified an indomitable spirit and courage to which we should all aspire.

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