Top 35 Black History Quotes

In this post, you will find great Black History Quotes from famous people, such as Morgan Freeman, Big E, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Maya Angelou, Marty Meehan. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Black history is American history.

Black history is American history.
Anyone can look to someone like Ruby Bridges and be inspired. We wanted to emphasize that this really is all of our history and that Black history shouldn’t just be segmented into one month and we just move on. This is a huge part of the fabric of our country.
If you only think of me during Black History Month, I must be failing as an educator and as an astrophysicist.
Won’t it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.
As we celebrate Black History Month we should be grateful for the achievements they made and inspired by their legacies to continue their work.
Black history won’t stop no bullets.
Both European and American historians have done away with any conceptual limits on what in the past needs and deserves investigating. The result, among other things, has been a flood of works on gender history, black history, and ethnic history of all kinds.
Every February, we reflect on and honor the achievements, struggles, and icons that comprise Black history. As a proud, Black man running for office and raising two young, Black boys in the South, I am acutely aware that I stand on the shoulders of giants.
I mean it’s always good to document your history. ‘Cos for some strange reason black history has a tendency of getting lost. So I think it’s beautiful to have the ability to document it.
History is so deep, especially black history, so I have a lot to learn.
I went to white schools and I didn’t know anything about black history.
Ed Dwight
All kids of all races need to understand, not just about black history but their own history. It’s something that will help you in the future, just in terms of moving on in life, understanding the things your ancestors had to go through.
Black History in 2019 and beyond is all about inclusivity.
I grew up watching people and companies commercialize Black History Month. I watched old McDonald‘s commercials, and they’d blacken up the commercials for 28 days then go back to normal in March. It got annoying to me.
Black history is part of American history, and it should be treated as such.
It is my hope that as we commemorate Black History Month in the future, we will continue to celebrate the many achievements and rich culture of African-Americans.
Eliot Engel
I do consider myself part of black history.
It’s down to schools to educate children about their history, especially black history.
We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation‘s greatness.
Yvette Clarke
I went to school with a lot of kids whose fathers and mothers were part of the El Paso black history.
I went to school in the 70s and the 80s, and the last thing I expected of my schools back then was that they would be the places in which I would be taught about black history.
If the only time you think of me as a scientist is during Black History Month, then I must not be doing my job as a scientist.
Steven Spielberg‘s ‘The Color Purplemight as well have been about a bunch of dancing eggplants for all it has to say about black history.
If people perceive ‘Roots’ to be a black history show, nobody is going to watch it.
I love Black History Month and celebrating my ancestral roots, but not just my blackness, which is so beautiful. But my Tahitian and my Italianeverything that makes me, me.
Black History Month is fine, but we need more months of the year to celebrate all the people on this earth. After all, we’re all creatures of the same God.
People ask me why my figures have to be so black. There are a lot of reasons. First, the blackness is a rhetorical device. When we talk about ourselves as a people and as a culture, we talk about black history, black culture, black music. That’s the rhetorical position we occupy.
History is a story like any other, but black history is a story so devoid of logic that it frustrates the young reader. The young readers in my house, told of slavery and segregation, asked in disbelief, ‘What? Why?’ We – the parents of black children, the parents of all children – still need to tell that story.
If I have a daughter and she grows up to be an astronaut, she’s gonna end up on a Black History Month stamp.
For children, diversity needs to be real and not merely relegated to learning the names of the usual suspects during Black History Month or enjoying south-of-the-border cuisine on Cinco de Mayo. It means talking to and spending time with kids not like them so that they may discover those kids are in fact just like them.
I'm a sponge for historical images of black people and

I’m a sponge for historical images of black people and black history on film.
The thing about black history is that the truth is so much more complex than anything you could make up.
In terms of school, we never got taught anything about black history. Growing up, a lot of things are hidden away from you.
I did a book in 1996, an overview of black history. In that process I became more aware of a lot of the black inventors of the 19th century.