Inspirational and Thought-Provoking Quotes From 14 Influential Black Leaders


black leaders ahmedAhmed Sékou Touré 

-First President of Guinea-

“People are not born with racial prejudices. For example, children have none. Racial questions are questions of education. Africans learned racism from the European. Is it any wonder that they now think in terms of race — after all they’ve gone through under colonialism?”

Rolf Italiaander’s ” The New Leaders of Africa,” (1961)

black leaders soujournerSojourner Truth

-Abolitionist, Women’s Right Activist-

“You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again.”

Address to the First Annual Meeting of the American Equal Rights Association in New York City, ( May 9, 1867)

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