African American Quotes


If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination, we accept the responsibility ourselves. We should, therefore, protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander. Mary Mcleod Bethune

If we do with Latinos what we did with African-Americans, Republicans and conservatives will be doomed. Karl Rove

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Duke Ellington

I'm an American. I'm not an African-American; I'm an American. Raven-Symone

I'm African American / I'm African / I'm black as the moon, Kendrick Lamar

People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic. Janice Dickinson

The writer in me can look as far as an African-American woman and stop. Often that writer looks through the African-American woman. Race is a layer of being, but not a culmination. Thylias Moss

Mostly I'm proud to be an African-American woman, but I'm glad I have a universal look as well. Chanel Iman

Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations. Mae Jemison

The treatment of African and African American culture in our education was no different from their treatment in Tarzan movies. Ishmael Reed

Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series Aberjhani

I am the dream and the hope of the slave Maya Angelou

You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man. Frederick Douglass

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

Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can. Arthur Ashe

I have a lot of African-American friends. Larry Pressler

I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. Harriet Tubman

I've always gotten a positive reaction to doing African-American characters. Tracey Ullman

Society wants to categorize everything, but to me it's all African-American music. Johnny Otis

I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. Zora Neale Hurston



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