African American History Month Quotes

African American History Month Quotes by Oprah Winfrey, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Coretta Scott King, Billie Holiday, Muhammad Ali and many others.

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best det

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that’s how I operate my life.
Oprah Winfrey
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
Frederick Douglass
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
I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
Muhammad Ali
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
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.
Barack Obama
Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.
Mae Jemison
Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.
Arthur Ashe
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Harriet Tubman
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
George Washington Carver
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Wilma Rudolph
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.
Michael Jordan
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
Maya Angelou
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks