Tuesday, May 16, 2023

I Am A Man

That hand is not the color of yours, but if I prick it, the blood will flow, and I shall feel pain.  The blood is of the same color as yours.  God made me, and I am a man.

-- Standing Bear, Ponca chief and Native American civil rights leader, successfully arguing in United States ex rel. Standing Bear v. Crook that Native Americans are "persons within the meaning of the law" and have the right of habeus corpus (April 1879)

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