Here you will find snippets of opinions on justice by dominant and unforgettable African-American figures.

A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
Jesse Jackson

Fairness is an across-the-board requirement for all our interactions with each other ...Fairness treats everybody the same.
Barbara Jordan

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is reason and not passion which must guide our deliberations, guide our debate, and guide our decision.
Barbara Jordan, Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.
Philip Randolph

Justice of right is always to take precedence over might.
Barbara Jordan, The Great Society: A Twenty Year Critique

The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.
Marian Wright Edelman

The moral arc of the universe bends toward justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.