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We have a wonderful history behind us… and it is going to inspire us to greater achievements.

- Carter G. Woodson, American historian and scholar known as the father of Black history

”The time is always right to do what is right.”

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968

“You can only become accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”

- Maya Angelou, American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

“There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints.”

- Rita Dove, an American poet and essayist. From 1993 to 1995, she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She is the first African American to have been appointed.