you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.— Rosa Parks
Bashful Black History Month Inspirational quotations
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.
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
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.
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 have been waiting for
We are the ones we've 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.
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 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.’
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
Black people have always been America's wilderness in search of a promised land.
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.
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.