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Inspirational Sayings for Black History Month

01/22/2013 10:21

Harriet Tubman

With February just around the corner now is a time to reflect on the heroes and activists who have made Black History Month a possibility. We hope these quotes will help put this coming month in perspective. 

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

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

"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 

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

"For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart." -Mary McLeod Bethune

"Freedom is never given; it is won." -A. Philip Randolph 

"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 

"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 

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman 

"I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it." -Reggie Jackson 

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes 

We hope you all have a blessed Black History Month! To find African clothing, jewelry, artwork and more for February just Click Here!