African American History Month Quotes

African American History Month Quotes by Coretta Scott King, Billie Holiday, Toni Morrison, Booker T. Washington, Cornel West, June Jordan and many others.

Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Coretta Scott King
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.
Billie Holiday
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
Toni Morrison
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington
Black people have always been America’s wilderness in search of a promised land.
Cornel West
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
June Jordan
I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
Morgan Freeman
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
Wilma Rudolph
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
Coretta Scott King
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.
Paul Robeson
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
Barbara Jordan
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks
I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in ‘We, the people.’
Barbara Jordan
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.
Carter G. Woodson
we are the ones we have been waiting for
Alice Walker
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.
Mary McLeod Bethune
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Harriet Tubman