Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.— Mae Jemison
Joyful Women History Month quotations
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That's why we call it present.
Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less.
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.
Yesterday is a history; Tomorrow a mystery; Today is a gift; That's why we call it the present
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
I am the dream and the hope of the slave
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
A great attitude becomes a great day which becomes a great month which becomes a great year which becomes a great life.
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.
The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.
Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.
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.
I have the right of education. I have the right to play. I have the right to sing. I have the right to talk. I have the right to go to market. I have the right to speak up.
Phillip Roth uses his Black women characters to make anti intellectual remarks about Black history month, begun by a man who reached intellectual heights that Roth will never attain. Roth is a petty bigot and his ignorant remarks about black culture expose him as a buffoon to scholars the world over.
Those who tell the stories rule society.