Quotes For Black History Month 2017

Maria Vultaggio in IBTimes:

Black-history-month1. “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.” –Maya Angelou

2. “Racial superiority is a mere pigment of the imagination.” –Unknown

3. “In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.” –Toni Morrison

4. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” –Martin Luther King Jr.

5. “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” –Thurgood Marshall

6. “For Africa to me … is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.” –Maya Angelou

7. “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.”
 –Carol Moseley Braun

8. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” –Zora Neale Hurston

9. “Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.”
 –Dr. Mae Jemison

10. “For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart.” –Mary McLeod Bethune

More here. (Note: At least one post throughout February will be in honor of Black History Month)