African Love 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

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

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

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

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

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

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. Zora Neale Hurston

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life. Oprah Winfrey

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.' Barbara Jordan

I would love to get a role that changes the landscape of being an African American woman in television and film. Candice Patton

You're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem. Eldridge Cleaver

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power. Barbara Jordan

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. Marian Wright Edelman

The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free. Zadie Smith

In the long, nonillustrious history of white people pilfering African American culture, have I just perpetrated that? I'm motivated by a love for the music and by a love of the performances, and I really hope I haven't done anything bad. Moby

Hate is too great a burden to bear.... Coretta Scott King

The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains. Josephine Baker

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



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