I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.
This being Black History Month, I would like to ask people to celebrate the similarities and not focus on the differences between people of color and not of color.
As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work.
Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
There is no negro problem. The problem is whether the American people have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to their own constitution
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionarys life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that whenever my condition was improved, instead of increasing my contentment; it only increased my desire to be free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom.
I used to want the words 'She tried' on my tombstone. Now I want 'She did it.'
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
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 or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
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.
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
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.
I am going to stop calling you a white man and I'm going to ask you to stop calling me a black man.
Books were my pass to personal freedom.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.
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