Herb Boyd quotes

  • Katz traces the courageous role of Black women in settling the West (and] deftly shows how these pioneering spirits helped stabilize early communities in Texas, Oklahoma, California and elsewhere.
    -- Herb Boyd

    #Oklahoma #Texas #California

  • Year after year, author/historian William Loren Katz continues to mine the lodestone of Black culture, and it is simply amazing how often he manages to find new treasures. Here, with the same insight he brought to Black Indians and his other books, the author traces the courageous role of Black women in settling the West. He deftly shows how these pioneering spirits helped stabilize early communities in Texas, Oklahoma, California and elsewhere.
    -- Herb Boyd

    #Book #Oklahoma #Texas

  • In her own special, provocative language, Tonya Bolden gives a voice to the voiceless, a name to the nameless. Revelations abound in Strong Men Keep Coming, her singular take on the endless parade of black men who have fought, sung, cajoled, tricked, worked, wrote, or roped their way into the American experience . She has assembled a most rewarding cast, a phenomenal coterie of role models and phantoms, and she has done a splendid job of telling their stories.
    -- Herb Boyd

    #Strong #Jobs #Men

  • Sure to prove indispensable for the study of Black Power.
    -- Herb Boyd

    #Black #Study #Indispensable

  • I find myself hoping I can get on a TV show, and then people from Oklahoma will come to my restaurant. Then I'll be able to make enough money to open my own place.

  • People don't know what it means to be champions. Oklahoma invented it.

  • I like California but I'm dyed-in-the-wool Oklahoma. I see a deer in L.A., and everybody's standing around it taking pictures. Back home, that's the enemy!

  • When I was a boy, I would ask about my family history, about my bloodlines. We really didn't know that much. We had a little Indian in us from the Oklahoma Trail of Tears.

  • If you had planned to come to Crawford in the middle of the hot summer in August, no one would have come with you, if you had planned it. But spontaneously, we have now been here 11 days in the most intense heat that you can imagine of west Texas. Some of the most intense heat thunderstorms.

  • The Republic of Texas is no more.

  • The fact is every single day in the ordinary American people, America's families have to make decisions about their families and that should be made by them, not by the Texas or United States.

  • I wouldn't live in California. All that sun makes you sterile.

  • About California... "I thought it was an appalling place. Then I went through a period of being amused by it. Now it`s sort of both. Californians don`t have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times". Alex Kingston.

  • When I'm shooting in other cities, I'm just trying to make it look like California.