What, really, is the power that truth holds? These remarkable Blacks reveal their opinions on Truth.

A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Maya Angelou

A lie cannot live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
Malcolm X

If now isn't a good time for the truth I don't see when we'll get to it.
Nikki Giovanni

Lies run sprints, but the truth runs marathons. The truth will win this marathon in court.
Michael Jackson

Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off.
Fannie Lou Hamer

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
Maya Angelou

Truth burns up error.
Sojourner Truth

Truth comes to us from the past, then, like gold washed down from the mountains.
Carter G. Woodson

Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
Malcolm X

Truth is powerful and it prevails.
Sojourner Truth

Truth must be dug up from the past and presented to the circle of scholastics in scientific form and then through stories and dramatizations that will permeate our educational system.
Carter G. Woodson

You never find yourself until you face the truth.
Pearl Bailey

You wonder and you wonder until you wander out into Infinity, where - if it is to be found anywhere - Truth really exists.
Marita Bonner