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8 Inspirational Quotes From Black Social Justice Heroes Of All Times

Have you ever heard of the motivational sayings that black social heroes have cited? Well, let’s talk an undersized about these quotes. Such statements might inspire you and give you the motivation you require to make a change. These messages act as a raging fire that inspires individuals to become innovators and agents of change.

Here are some inspirational, transformative, and patriotic quotations from Black social justice champions that will lift your spirits.

  1. Isra Hirsi, climate activist

“Let us remember our privilege for being here and the work of hundreds of indigenous activists before us. We strike because we can. Because the media focuses on some and not others. But many can’t.

This movement is not one person or one group. This movement is all of us and we need to make sure we value those who are disproportionately affected by this crisis.”

2. Constance Baker Motley, lawyer, judge, and state senator

“I’m a United States district judge. That would not have been possible even fifty years ago. But it is possible today, and I remember that progress every day I preside over this court — and I remember how far we still have to go.”

3. Nannie Helen Burroughs, religious leader, educator, and activist

“Nobody in the world ever wins success or a place of usefulness until he or she is absolutely wedded to a cause.”

4. Ta-Nehisi Coates, author

“I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world.”

5. Pauli Murray, lawyer, and civil rights activist

“When my brothers try to draw a circle to exclude me, I shall draw a larger circle to include them. Where they speak out for the privileges of a puny group, I shall shout for the rights of all mankind.”

6. Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader

“The only weapon we have is our bodies; we have to tuck them in places so wheels don’t turn.”

7. Mari Copeny, an activist from Flint, MI

“Your voice can be heard, and even if you’re big, small, old, young, it doesn’t really matter. You can still make a change in the world.

8. Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and activist.

“We have fought for the democratic principles of equality under the law, equality of opportunity, equality at the ballot box, for the guarantees of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have fought to preserve one nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Yes, we have fought for America with all her imperfections, not so much for what she is, but for what we know she can be.”