Here are 10 quotes from prominent people worth reflecting on this Black History Month.
"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
"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated." -Coretta Scott King
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminshes fear." -Rosa Parks
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself--the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us--that's where it's at." -Jesse Owens
"I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge." -Oprah Winfrey
"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." -Frederick Douglas
"The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now." -Bill Cosby
"Freedom is never given; it is won." -A. Philip Randolph
"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
I think all these quotes are worth speaking and show a great deal of passion in each word they speak. [continues]
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