you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.— Rosa Parks
Glamorous Black History Inspirational quotations
I knew when I met you an adventure is going to happen.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
The United States has been called the melting pot of the world.
But it seems to me that the colored man either missed getting into the pot or he got melted down.
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution
Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
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.
Unconditional love will have the final word in reality.
You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
we are the ones we have been waiting for
I am the dream and the hope of the slave
I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
I pay homage and respect to Bobby Womack [for Black History Month] knowing that he passed last year... Him being one of those artists that I have really sampled so much and just been so inspired by... You know, he is the original ‘soul man.’
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
My challenge was to weave into the fabric of American history enough of the presence of blacks so that the story of the United States could be told adequately and fairly.
Black people have always been America's wilderness in search of a promised land.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.
Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.
You face the biggest challenge of all: to have the courage to seek your big dream regardless of what anyone says. You are the only person alive who can see your big picture and even you can't see it all.
Don't let the past steal your present. Your past has not defined, deterred or defeated you. It has only strengthened who you are today.
American means white, and Africanist people struggle to make the term applicable to themselves with ethnicity and hyphen after hyphen after hyphen.
I refuse to accept the view . . . that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.
I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of increasing my contentment; it only increased my desire to be free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
Have a vision. Be demanding.
With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof.
During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.