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Black History Quotes: Are you looking for quotes for black history month. Here is the best collection of black history month quotes for inspiration. Black History Month is a yearly festival of accomplishments by African Americans and a period for perceiving the focal job of blacks in U.S. history. Also called African American History Month. Let's see the black history quotes for inspiration for students and all of one from famous and successful people.

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Quotes for Black History Month

Black History Quotes

"The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression."
— W.E.B. Du Bois

"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude."
— Colin Powell

"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."
— Coretta Scott King

"Black history is American history. You cannot tell one story without telling the other."
— William Barr

"Black history isn't a separate history. This is all of our history, this is American history, and we need to understand that. It has such an impact on kids and their values and how they view black people."
— Karyn Parsons

"If I have a daughter and she grows up to be an astronaut, she's gonna end up on a Black History Month stamp."
— Phoebe Robinson

"The James Brown story is not about James Brown. It's about who's getting paid, whose interest is involved, who can squeeze the estate and black history for more."
— James McBride

"If the only time you think of me as a scientist is during Black History Month, then I must not be doing my job as a scientist."
— Neil deGrasse Tyson

"It's down to schools to educate children about their history, especially black history."
— Ashley Walters

"Black History Month must be more than just a month of remembrance; it should be a tribute to our history and reminder of the work that lies in the months and years ahead."
— Marty Meehan

"During Black History Month, I'm reminded yet again of the ways that the struggle for civil rights is interwoven with the struggle for workers' rights."
— Tom Perez

"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."
— Maya Angelou

"I love Black History Month and celebrating my ancestral roots, but not just my blackness, which is so beautiful. But my Tahitian and my Italian - everything that makes me, me."
— Jordan Fisher

"I went to school with a lot of kids whose fathers and mothers were part of the El Paso black history."
— Ron Stallworth

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
— Barack Obama

"I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history."
— Morgan Freeman

"During Black History Month, I’m reminded yet again of the ways that the struggle for civil rights is interwoven with the struggle for workers’ rights."
— Tom Perez

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."
— Martin Luther King Jr.

"Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views."
— Mohandas Gandhi

"There is an obsession with black tragedy. If you see a black movie, it's typically historical, and it tends to deal with our pain. And listen, there have been some excellent films made in that vein, and there are some painful parts of black history that should be explored, but it is kind of weird that only those films bubble up to the surface."
— Justin Simien

"If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go."
— James Baldwin

"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect."
— Alice Walker

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
— Michael Jordan

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."
— Booker T. Washington

Quotes for Black History Month

'Smart, Funny and Black' is about celebrating, critiquing and learning about black culture, black history, and the black experience."
— Amanda Seales

"Black History Month is fine, but we need more months of the year to celebrate all the people on this earth. After all, we're all creatures of the same God."
— Ruby Dee

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."
— Nelson Mandela

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."
— Oprah Winfrey

"Black History Month could focus less on slavery and civil rights and more on the Harlem Renaissance and everything we have achieved. I want to know about the whole black experience."
— Marley Dias

"We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice."
— Carter Woodson

"You have to believe in yourself when no one else does -- that makes you a winner right there."
— Venus Williams

"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable."
— Kenyan Proverb

Black History Month Quotes

"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us."
— Wilma Rudolph

"As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work."
— Marty Meehan

"The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up."
— Henry Louis Gates

"History is a story like any other, but black history is a story so devoid of logic that it frustrates the young reader. The young readers in my house, told of slavery and segregation, asked in disbelief, 'What? Why?' We - the parents of black children, the parents of all children - still need to tell that story."
— Rumaan Alam

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
— Booker T. Washington

"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."
— Desmond Tutu

"The problem with relegating black history to one really short month, the shortest month, is not only are we telling the same stories over and over again - which are amazing, George Washington Carver is incredible, there's nobody like Frederick Douglass - but there are so many."
— Karyn Parsons

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