Black History Month Inspirational Quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., Mary McLeod Bethune, Marian Wright Edelman, Harriet Tubman, Paul Robeson, Ralph Ellison and many others.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
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.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.
I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids – and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.
we are the ones we have been waiting for
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.