“Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.” –Earl G. Graves, Sr.
Black Leaders Awareness Day (BLAD) was created to enable people from all cultures to experience the wisdom of past, current, and next-generation leaders through the speeches, quotes, and videos they or others share.
Black Leaders Awareness Day increases education and raises awareness through inspiring quotes to enable individuals and organisations to make tangible progress towards Black inclusion.
10 Inspirational quotes for 10 Black Leaders
“History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own. –Michelle Obama
“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“It isn’t where you come from; it’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” – Desmond Tutu
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
“Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Dr. Mae Jemison (pictured)