10 Inspiring Black Leaders to Celebrate this Black History Month

 
 

This Black History Month, we celebrate the lives and contributions of trailblazing African Americans both past and present. Here are 10 inspiring quotes from some of the many influential African American activists we’re honoring this February:

 

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2. “The only way you really see change, is by helping create it.”

– Lena Waithe

3. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin

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5. “Somebody has to stand when other people are sitting. Somebody has to speak when other people are quiet.”

– Bryan Stevenson

6. “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

– Shirley Chisholm

7. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

– Barack Obama

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9. “I learned early on the magic of life is having a vison, having faith and then going for it.”

– Elaine Welteroth

10. “From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life.”

– Arthur Ashe