Odetta Holmes Quotes (1 quote)
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
Variant: "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people". Letter from a Birmingham Jail (1963)
“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.”
―W. C. Fields
Drat! Being the encapsulated view of life (1968 edition)
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Born: December 31, 1930
Died: December 2, 2008 (aged 77)
Occupation: singer, musician
Bio: Odetta Holmes, known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement. Her musical repertoire consisted largely of American folk music, blues, jazz, and spirituals.