Black History Month Inspirational Quotes by Mary McLeod Bethune, Barack Obama, Robert Kennedy, Rosa Parks, Ralph Ellison, Franklin A. Thomas and many others.
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.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.
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 had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.
One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap. I had already determined to sell my life as dearly as possible if attacked. I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit.
It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.
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.
The time is always right to do what is right.