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15 Inspiring Quotes for Black History Month: ‘Freedom Is Never Given’

In honor of Black History Month, check out these 15 inspiring quotes from civil rights icons including Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Original Post: https://parade.com/260134/linzlowe/15-inspiring-quotes-for-black-history-month-freedom-is-never-given/

#2 —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”

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#8 —Franklin Thomas, activist, philanthropist, and former president

“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.”

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#15 Booker T. Washington

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

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