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20 Maya Angelou Quotes About History, Black History, Racism


1. "I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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2. "Don’t hesitate to learn the most painful aspects of our history, understand it." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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3. "I have great respect for the past." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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4. "The problem i have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don’t know my story." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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5. "My people couldn’t have survived slavery without having hope that it would get better." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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6. "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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7. "I’m a descendant of someone bought and sold, and brought in 1619 in what was to become the united states." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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8. "As far as i knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, black men desired them and black women worked for them." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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9. "We are growing up. We are growing up! Out of the idiocies – the ignorances of racism and sexism and ageism and all those ignorances." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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10. "It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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11. "It is imperative that young white men and women study the black american history. It is imperative that blacks and whites study the asian american history." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
It is imperative that young white men and women study the black american history. It is imperative that blacks and whites study the asian american history. (Maya Angelou);  #MayaAngelouQuotes
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12. "There’s something beautiful about the fact that obama was not just elected, but elected decisively across racial, and socio-economic and cultural groups and that we all celebrated in his win." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
There’s something beautiful about the fact that obama was not just elected, but elected decisively across racial, and socio-economic and cultural groups and that we all celebrated in his win. (Maya Angelou);  #MayaAngelouQuotes
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13. "For africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
For africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. (Maya Angelou);  #MayaAngelouQuotes
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14. "We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
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15. "There’s racism and sexism and ageism and all sorts of idiocies. But bad news is not news. We’ve had bad news as a species for a long time. We’ve had slavery and human sacrifice and the holocaust and brutalities of such measure." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
There’s racism and sexism and ageism and all sorts of idiocies. But bad news is not news. We’ve had bad news as a species for a long time. We’ve had slavery and human sacrifice and the holocaust and brutalities of such measure. (Maya Angelou);  #MayaAngelouQuotes
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16. "We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet
We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate – thereby, making the present comfortable and the future promising. (Maya Angelou);  #MayaAngelouQuotes
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17. "The country didn’t get that way in a week; we’ve had years and years of getting behind in our economy. So president obama stepped into a hellhole and people wanted him to change it as soon as he came in. But he’s got his adversaries to deal with in the house and senate, so it’s not easy." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet

18. "All of my history as an african-american woman, as a jewish woman, as a muslim woman. I’m bringing everything i ever knew, and all the stories i’ve read – everything good, strong, kind and powerful. I bring it all with me into every situation, and i will not allow my life to be minimized by anybody’s racism or sexism or ageism." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet

19. "I would encourage us all, african americans, asians, latinos, whites, native americans to study history. I long for the time when all the human history is taught as one history. I am stronger because you are stronger. I am weaker if you are weak. So we are more alike than we are unlike." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet

20. "The fact that the adult american negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not ent." (Maya Angelou) Click to tweet