23 Inspirational African American Quotes For Difficult Times

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African American Quotes

“I do not make any apologies for my manner or personality. I come from a long line of very strong, black African-American women who neither bend nor bow. I haven’t had very good modeling in submission.” – Faye Wattleton

“Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.

“We incarcerate more African-American men today than were slaves in 1850.” – Marianne Williamson

“Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.” – Toni Morrison

“There’s a whole lot more to the African-American community than entertainment and sports.” – J. C. Watts

“Literature is indispensable to the world. The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way a person looks at reality, then you can change it.” – James Baldwin

“I’m tri-racial: African-American, Native American and Euro – that’s the Scotch-Irish part.” – Alice Walker

“Pregressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensity social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation” – Angela Y. Davis

“We’re African-American and we work together as a family, so people assume we’re like the Jacksons. But I didn’t have parents using me to get out of a bad situation.” – Beyonce Knowles

“I knew that I lived in a country in which the aspirations of black people were limited, marked-off. Yet I felt that I had to go somewhere and do something to redeem my being alive.” – Richard Wright

“In 1900, 180-plus out of every 1000 African-American babies died.” – Peter Diamandis

“The African-American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry.” – Bill Frist

“I am a descendent of a whole bunch of Black folk who couldn’t be broken.” – Darnell Lamont Walker

“New Jersey for me is so alive with history. It’s old, dynamic, African-American, Latino.” – Junot Diaz

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

“All men are dogs, Nichelle, and if you don’t feed your dog, you can’t be surprised when he’s in the neighbor’s trash looking for food.” – Norian F. Love

“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.” – Muhammad Ali

“I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American.” – Larry Bird

“I am America. I am the part you won’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.” – Muhammad Ali

“I think music is one of the hero/sheroes of the African-American existence.” – Maya Angelou

“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.” – James Baldwin

“Young African-American males: Stop existing. It could get you killed.” – Henry Rollins

“There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past.” – Ernest J. Gaines


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