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120 Black History Quotes YOU MUST KNOW Before DEATH!

never be limited by other people's limited imaginations [Music] i refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality i believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word [Music] the cost of liberty is less than the price of repression in recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings we pay ourselves the highest tribute hate is too great to burden to beer it injures the hater more than it injures the hated whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us divine in myself as opposed to being defined by others is one of the most difficult challenges i face one day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings my humanity is bound up in yours for we can only be human together who are martin luther king jr and corrector scott king's kids all about the racial justice activist family hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly if there is no struggle there is no progress the time is always right to do what is right have a vision be demanding freedom is never given it is one [Music] 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 [Music] we all have dreams in order to make dreams come into reality it takes an awful lot of determination dedication self-discipline and effort i have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up this diminishes fear [Music] just don't give up what you're trying to do where there is love and inspiration i don't think you can go wrong if we accept an acquise in the face of discrimination we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to solve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence we should therefore protest openly everything that smacks off discrimination or slander wherever there is a human being i see god-given rights inherent in that being whatever may be the sex or complexion we have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind no serenity of spirit he who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life [Music] for to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others the need for change will dust a road down the center of my mind truth is powerful and it prevails [Music] i can ex i can accept failure everyone fails at something but i can't accept not trying [Music] 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 hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it won't it be wonderful when black history and native american history and jewish history and all of the us history is taught from one book just u.s history i don't want a black history month black history is an american history it's important for us to also understand that the phrase black lives matter simply refers to the notion that there's a specific vulnerability for african americans that needs to be addressed it's not meant to suggest that other lives don't matter it's to suggest that other folks aren't experiencing this particular vulnerability [Music] i swear to the lord i still can't see why democracy means everybody but me all about coretta scott king almost always the creative dedicated minority has made the world better i felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or rat in a trap i had already determined to sell my life as early as possible if attacked i felt if i could take one lyncher with me this would even up the score a little bit i'm not quite sure what freedom is but i know damn well what it ain't how have we gotten so silly i wonder [Music] i knew then and i know now when it comes to justice there is no easy way to get it 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 bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave i am the dream and the hope of the slave i rise i rise i rise diversity is not about how we differ diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness character is power one of the lessons that i grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals and so when i hear about negative and false attacks i really don't invest any energy in them because i know who i am if you judge people you have no time to love them you are not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality wrong is wrong no matter who does it or who says it the soul that is within me no man can degrade i am america i am the part you wouldn'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 have a vision of excellence a dream of success and work like hell racism isn't born folks it's tough i have a two-year-old son you know what he hates naps end of list today we know with certainty that segregation is dead the only question remaining is how costly will be the funeral we the people it is a very eloquent beginning but when that document was completed on the 17th of september in 1787 i was not included in that we the people i felt somehow for many years that george washington and alexander hamilton just left me out by mistake but through the process of amendment interpretation and court decision i have finally been included in we the people i had no idea that history was being made i was just tired of giving up racism is man's gravest threat to man the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason [Music] the majority of the negroes who took part in the year-long boycott of montgomery's buses were poor and untouched but they understood the essence of the montgomery movement one elderly woman summed it up for the rest when axed after several weeks of walking weather she was tired she answered my feet is tired but my soul is at rest if you have no confidence himself you are twice defeated in the race of life [Music] there comes a time when people get tired of being plunged into the abyss of exploitation and lagging injustice 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 [Music] every time you state what you want or believe you are the first to hear it it's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible don't put a 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