Black History Quotes

Our nation is a rainbow – red, yellow, brown, black, and white – and we’re all precious in God’s sight.

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.

Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.

No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.

Our responsibility as citizens is to address the inequalities and injustices that linger, and we must secure our birthright freedoms for all people. As we mark the 40th year of National African American History Month, let us reflect on the sacrifices and contributions made by generations of African Americans, and let us resolve to continue our march toward a day when every person knows the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

I had no idea that history was being made. I was just tired of giving up.

You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.

I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.