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.
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.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Black people have always been America’s wilderness in search of a promised land.
We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
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.
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
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.
Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
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.’
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.
we are the ones we have been waiting for
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.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.