21 Inspiring Quotes From Black Leaders From Throughout American History

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The words of these 21 individuals will inspire you to do more.

May 13, 2019 3 min read

Originally published on Feb. 21, 2018

From Oprah Winfrey to Maya Angelou to Booker T. Washington, African American leaders and entrepreneurs past and present have made great strides toward creating a better world. These black leaders and entrepreneurs have long battled, and continue to, many obstacles with odds stacked against them.

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Throughout a history of oppression, these individuals have shown resilience and achieved success during times of adversity. That’s why February, Black History Month, is dedicated to identifying and praising these leaders who have created positive change and impact.

To learn more, here are 21 inspiring quotes from some of the most successful African American entrepreneurs and leaders throughout history and today.

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