Black History Month is almost over. But, that does not mean that you should stop educating yourself, or making a conscious effort to dive into Black art, history, music, books, podcasts and more. It seems as though BHM has come to the forefront in the past few years and taken a leap into mainstream media. Snapchat has featured BHM filters, Lyft is offering free rides to black history museums and more, even stores as big as Target have produced clothing that celebrates BHM. Whatever way you choose to celebrate our Black heroes make sure you do so with pride. I chose to honor some of my favorite writers and leaders by compiling a short list of my favorite quotes from them!
While some of the names may be a little lesser known, their messages are powerful! They are timeless, and speak to not only our ancestors but can be applied and used as motivation for today.
“ Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
“I’m rooting for everybody Black”
“When they go low, we go high”
“Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.”
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down”
“Have a vision, be demanding”
“Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
– Ella Fitzgerald
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.”
– Phylicia Rashad
The secret of life is to have no fear; it’s the only way to function.
– Stokely Carmichael
What is your all time favorite quote? Let me know in the comments!