Quotations list about black history captions for Instagram citing Maya Angelou, Maya Angelou and Mary J. Blige sayings.
Out of the huts of history's shame
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
— Maya Angelou
The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder -- in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever.
— Maya Angelou black history quote
I do consider myself part of black history.
— Mary J. Blige
Lately... Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie. In our history, the state has failed to respond to the weak. You could be white, male, Presbyterian and heterosexual besides, but if you get fired or if you get sick tomorrow, you might as well be Black, for all the state will want to hear from you.
— June Jordan
Once the visitor was told rather repetitively that this city was the melting pot; never before in history had so many people of such varied languages, customs, colors and culinary habits lived so amicably together. Although New York remains peaceful by most standards, this self-congratulation is now less often heard, since it was discovered some years ago that racial harmony depended unduly on the willingness of the blacks (and latterly the Puerto Ricans) to do for the other races the meanest jobs at the lowest wages and then to return to live by themselves in the worst slums.
— black history quotation by John Kenneth Galbraith
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.
As a poet and writer, I deeply love and I deeply hate words.
I love the infinite evidence and change and requirements and possibilities of language; every human use of words that is joyful, or honest or new, because experience is new... But as a Black poet and writer, I hate words that cancel my name and my history and the freedom of my future: I hate the words that condemn and refuse the language of my people in America.
We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.
Let's be very honest about what this is about.
It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.
Why shouldn't rap be esoteric, able to take in current events, history and criticism? I guess it's this old idea of containment - that rappers, because they're black, can't and shouldn't aspire to look outside the ghetto for influence.
After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that.
Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call it the present
The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in the history of our game is the black race.
There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends.
Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us.
Escape from the black cloud that surrounds you. Then you will see your own light as radiant as the full moon.
Why would you create a movie for black people if you don't understand the history and perspective of the people you are doing it for? You need historical perspective to make sound decisions.
It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans.
I think that show will go down in history.
.. people will scratch their heads and say 'How did this ever get on the air?' I mean, they finally have a planet that's populated with a black race and then they present them as savage warriors, and the men want the white girl!
Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.
I'm playing dark history. It's beyond black. I'm dealing with the dark things of the cosmos.
I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music.
It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time. It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is.
In the history of the treatment of depression, there was the dunking stool, purging of the bowels of black bile, hoses, attempts to shock the patient. All of these represent hatred or aggression towards what depression represents in the patient.
Those who tell the stories rule society.
Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.
I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
If the only time you think of me as a scientist is during Black History Month, then I must not be doing my job as a scientist.
We're just trying to find some color in this black and white world
If you only think of me during Black History Month, I must be failing as an educator and as an astrophysicist.