Tupac Shakur

The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.

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William Pickens

An insignificant right becomes important when it is assailed.

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Nikki Giovanni

The human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained.

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Coretta Scott King

There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance.  Each of these must be right for that particular moment in history, or nothing happens.

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Hattie McDaniel

I’ve played everything but a harp.

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Madame C.J. Walker

I got myself a start by giving myself a start.

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Jimi Hendrix

I wish they’d had electric guitars in the cotton fields back in the good old days.  A whole lot of things would’ve been straightened out.

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Whitney Young, Jr.

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.

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Pearl Bailey

No one can figure out your worth but you.

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Derrick Bell

We yearn that our civil rights work will be crowned with success, but what we really want-want even more than success-is meaning.

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