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A list of the best african american history quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous african american history quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic african american history quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational african american history quotes from that same writer.
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“You are neither Christ nor King nor Lincoln. But what you are is willing, capable, and sincere, there upon a bough of hope and audacity as branded by history as any have ever been.” --from poem There Upon a Bough of Hope & Audacity
“What we do today does not always secure reasonable hope for tomorrow. Only this time––with the fact of Barack Obama’s presidential nomination––our country had overcome the odds in a profoundly miraculous way. Like millions––literally, millions––of others, I was privileged to bear witness to a gift of history more than 200 years in the making: it was and it is a moment worthy of joy’s sweet and bitter tears. ” from blog Why I Cried When Barack Obama Received the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States
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“Racism is any action motivated by racial difference resulting in a detrimental impact on the life of another individual or group of individuals.” --from The Harlem Renaissance Dialogues
“As life in general constituted much pain in the form of struggles against poverty, disease, ignorance, and emotional anguish, what more civilized way for people to alleviate the same than by giving themselves to one another as brothers and sisters in deed as well as in word? A society of people hoping to become politically superior needed first to become spiritually valid.”