To be a poor man is hard, but to be a poor race in a land of dollars is the very bottom of hardships. – W.E.B Du Bois

At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence. Booker T. Washington

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey

“A race of people is like an individual man; until it uses its own talent, takes pride in its own history, expresses its own culture, affirms its own selfhood, it can never fulfill itself.” — Malcolm X

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. – Martin Luther King Jr

The moment you realize that your thoughts are not new, your execution must be. – Janneh K. Wright