African American History Quotes by Rosa Parks, Mae Jemison, Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Philip Freelon and many others.
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.
If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything … that smacks of discrimination or slander.
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
I always say African American history is the quintessential American story. It’s about perseverance and resilience – something everyone can relate to.
What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.
The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all.
The acceptance of the facts of African-American history and the African-American historian as a legitimate part of the academic community did not come easily. Slavery ended and left its false images of black people intact.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.