12 Quotes from Black Women to Motivate You Today

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Black women have come a long way, but through it all we've kept fighting. Remember that spirit with these 12 quotes that will motivate you and make you think.
"Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them." -Mahalia Jackson Tweet This

"For all of its uncertainty, we cannot flee the future." -Barbara Jordan Tweet This

"Don't agonize, organize." -Florynce Kennedy Tweet This

"The greatest gift is not being afraid to question." -Ruby Dee Tweet This

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." -Rosa Parks

"Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible." -Mary McLeod Bethune

"If you're going to play the game properly you'd better know every rule." -Barbara Jordan Tweet This

"Give light and people will find the way." -Ella Baker Tweet This

“A revolutionary woman can't have no reactionary man.” -Assata Shakur Tweet This

“Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” -Carol Moseley Braun Tweet This

"The triumph can't be had without the struggle." -Wilma Rudolph Tweet This


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