BHM Quotes Day One

by Love & Struggle Team

Celebrate Black Excellence!

On this first day of February, and as we embark into Black History Month 2021, let us never forget the resilience of Black folks to “still be here” to forge an existence in a land that never wanted them. We thank Dr. Carter G. Woodson for creating “Negro History Week” in 1926 which later grew into Black History Month. We must always lift up our past, reflect on the lessons learned as a people and fight for the liberation of the Universal Black Family here in the United States.

Each day this month, we will provide a Black History Month Quote for the restoration of the collective mind, body and spirit of the Black Masses.

“…without a historical vision, we, as a people, are doomed. Without a historical perspective, we are bound to fail. It’s like trying to build a house on sand, on a foundation that will eventually crumble. A strong vision and identity with our past is the only sound basis for constructing an independent future. Only when we can first identify and then eliminate the causes for our historical downfall, can we be in a position to plot a course that will result in the re-conquest of our worldwide freedom. As long as we are unable to first identify and correct the basic economic, political, cultural and social weaknesses responsible for our crushing historical defeat, we shall remain the spectators of, and participants in, our own oppression.”

adapted quote from the book
Nigga Notes & Quotes
(compiled by Dia Damani)

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