February is “Black History Month”. This celebration evolved from “Negro History Week”, a commemoration that began in 1926. Carter Godwin Woodson, an African-American historian, established the event. Its purpose was to bring awareness to the contributions that African-Americans made in our country’s history. Woodson deliberately chose the second week of February for “Negro History Week” because it coincided with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln on the twelfth, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass on the fourteenth. He felt these two men were greatly influential in the lives of African Americans. Read these top ten famous quotes to celebrate Black History Month and be inspired!
1st Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.
—Carter G. Woodson
2nd Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
—Booker T. Washington
3rd Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. —Maya Angelou
4th Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
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. —Harriet Tubman
5th Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work. —Marty Meehan
6th Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
7th Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. —Jesse Jackson
8th Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
Greatness occurs when your children love you, when your critics respect you and when you have peace of mind. —Quincy Jones
9th Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it. —Reggie Jackson
10th Famous Quote to Celebrate Black History Month
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.