Quotes From Women in Black History

Quotes From Women in Black History

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This collection of quotes from African American women are on quite a variety of topics. Some women speak about their philosophy of life, or about their perspectives on their field -- art, sports, politics. Some quotes are on racial and gender equality. Some are motivational and about achievement. Some quotes are on political and social issues that were important to them. You'll find here quite a collection of black women's words for many occasions.

  • Marian Anderson Quotes - opera singer (contralto)
  • Maya Angelou Quotes - poet, autobiographer
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Quotes - educator who founded Bethune-Cookman College
  • Shirley Chisholm Quotes - politician, member of the U.S. Congress, presidential candidate
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson Quotes - writer, poet, activist and Harlem Renaissance figure
  • Marian Wright Edelman Quotes - founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund
  • Althea Gibson Quotes - tennis champion
  • Fannie Lou Hamer Quotes - civil rights activist
  • Lorraine Hansberry Quotes - playwright, wrote "Raisin in the Sun"
  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Quotes - abolitionist, women's rights advocate
  • Dorothy Height Quotes - civil rights leader, head of NCNW for more than 50 years
  • Billie Holiday Quotes - popular jazz singer with a troubled personal life
  • Zora Neale Hurston Quotes - folklorist and writer, brought back from obscurity in the 1970s by Alice Walker
  • Mae Jemison Quotes - astronaut, physician and scientist
  • Barbara Jordan Quotes - politician, U.S. Congresswoman and educator
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee Quotes - track and field Olympic athlete, called the world's greatest athlete
  • Florynce Kennedy Quotes - feminist who was among the founders of NOW (National Organization for Women)
  • Coretta Scott King Quotes - singer who married Dr. Martin Luther King jr., and became herself an active civil rights advocate
  • Audre Lorde Quotes in her own words, a "black-lesbian feminist mother lover poet"
  • Rosa Parks Quotes - civil rights activist whose refusal to give up a set on a bus sparked the Montgomery bus boycott
  • Lucy Parsons Quotes - radical and anarchist whose husband was hanged as part of the so-called Haymarket Riot of 1886
  • Leontyne Price Quotes - opera singer
  • Wilma Rudolph Quotes - "fastest woman in the world" - track and field Olympian
  • Mary Church Terrell Quotes - advocate for racial and gender equality
  • Sojourner Truth Quotes - ex-slave, abolitionist and women's rights advocate
  • Harriet Tubman Quotes - ex-slave, "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, Civil War nurse and spy, women's rights advocate
  • Wyomia Tyus Quotes - Olympic track champion
  • Alice Walker Quotes - novelist and activist
  • Oprah Winfrey Quotes - talk show hostess, broadcasting mogul, self-help promoter and first African American woman to become a billionaire

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