you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.— Rosa Parks
Bashful Black History Month 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
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.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
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.
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.
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
we are the ones we have been waiting for
I am the dream and the hope of the slave
You have the power to say - This is not how my story will end.
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.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
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.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
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.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
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.
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.
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.