"After centuries of slavers took her strongest sons and daughters, after years of colonialism, Africa needs her progeny to bring something to her"
-Maya Angelou, 1928
"How dare anyone tell us that Africa cannot be redeemed when we have 400 million men and women with warm blood coursing through their veins?"
-Marcus Garvey, 1887-1940
"When Europe was inhabited by a race of cannibals, a race of savage men, heathens and pagans, Africa was peopled with a race of cultured black men who were masters in art, science, and literature"
"the darkness thing about Africa is America's ignorance of it"
-James H. Robinson, 1907-1972
"In hating Africa and in hating the africans, we ended up hating ourselves without even realizing it"
"I come here to make a speech, to tell you the truth. If the truth is anti-american, then blame the truth, dont blame me."
" Im not going to sit at your table and watch you eat, with nothing on my plate, and call myself a diner. Sitting at the table doesnt make you a diner"
"Teach your children they are direct descendants of the greatest and proudest race who ever peopled the earth"
"God made us his perfect creation. He made no mistake when he made us black with kinky hair"
"Blackness is no longer a color; it is an attitude"
-Dick Gregory, 1932
"Knowledge is power, and power is the key to changing things"
"The more blackness a woman has. The more beautiful she is"
-Alex Haley, 1921-1992
"We know that we are beautiful" (Yes i!!!!!!)