Black History Month Inspirational Quotes

Black History Month Inspirational Quotes by June Jordan, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, Harriet Tubman, Franklin A. Thomas, Zora Neale Hurston and many others.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
June Jordan
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Harriet Tubman
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.
Franklin A. Thomas
I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all.
Zora Neale Hurston
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
Frederick Douglass
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Wilma Rudolph
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
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
George Washington Carver
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Thurgood Marshall