It's not the people in the South who create racial problems - it's the people who are governing.
I'm proud of our court. It knocks back a lot of the propaganda the Communists put out about the way America treats her Negroes.
I am an American citizen and feel I am entitled to the same rights as any other citizen.
The sheriff is at the cash register, and if I don't get a hit soon, I don't know what I'll do.
I'm a musician at heart, I know I'm not really a singer. I couldn't compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.
Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free.
I'm not playing for other musicians. We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and wants to spend a buck at night. We'll keep him happy.
I often wonder whether Negroes like myself who are pretty well known help out at all in breaking down barriers.
The whites come to applaud a Negro performer just like the colored do. When you've got the respect of white and colored, you can ease a lot of things.
Primarily I'm a meat man, although once in a while I toy with a few vegetables.
The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in some advertising agencies, and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear.
I am famous because I am an African American jazz artist.
The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it.
I can't bear to see myself even in movies. The feeling is complex. I can't stand the sight of myself.
There's just one thing I can't figure out. My income tax!
Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work.
For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death.
The Supreme Court is having a hard time integrating schools. What chance do I have to integrate audiences?
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