Black American Quotes


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

Black people have always been America's wilderness in search of a promised land. Cornel West

I suggest that Black feminist thought consists of specialised knowledge created by African-American women which clarifies a standpoint of and for Black women. In other words, Black feminist thought encompasses theoretical interpretations of Black women's reality by those who live it. Patricia Hill Collins

Like a lot of Black women, I have always had to invent the power my freedom requires ... June Jordan

Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us. Susan L Taylor

That's how we do it in the black... Snoop Dogg

Being black has a lot to do with my... Willi Smith

I was born black and female. Lorraine Hansberry

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

... black women have always found that in the social order of things we're the least likely to be believed-by anyone. Joycelyn Elders

My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you. Paul Robeson

Black people cannot and will not become integrated into American society on any terms but those of self-determination and autonomy. Gerda Lerner

American means white, and Africanist people struggle to make the term applicable to themselves with ethnicity and hyphen after hyphen after hyphen. Toni Morrison

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

During 1866 and 1922, Native Americans and black soldiers often intermingled in the American west, on the frontier. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. Black Elk

I saw more than I can tell / And I understood more than I saw. Black Elk

The most important thing in my life is that trying to ameliorate, redeem, the image in particular of African American men, or Black men - I don't really even like that term, "African American," because we're Black people. Harry Lennix

Everything the Power of the World does is done in a circle. Black Elk

We've gone through the names-Negro, African American, African, Black. For me that's an indication of a people still trying to find their identity. Who determines what is black? Spike Lee



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