Peace is an elusive ideal. Here, noted Blacks express their concepts of peace.

I feel closer to my country than ever. There is no longer a feeling of lonesome isolation. Instead--peace. I return without fearing prejudice that once bothered me . . . for I know that people practice cruel bigotry in their ignorance, not maliciously.
Paul Robeson, The Whole World In His Hands

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

There can be no peace among men and nations, so long as the strong continues to oppress the weak, so long as injustice is done to other peoples, just so long we will have cause for war, and make a lasting peace an impossibility.
Marcus Garvey

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
Julius K. Nyerere

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the positive affirmation of peace.
Martin Luther King, Jr.