George Washington Carver=Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
Shirley Chisolm=Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.
Shirley Chisolm=I don't measure America by its achievement, but by its potential.
Frederick Douglass=It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass=If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
W. E. B. DuBois=The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
James L. Farmer Jr.=Evil societies always kill their consciences.
Althea Gibson=Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
Martin Luther King Jr.=Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King Jr.=A right delayed is a right denied.
Thurgood Marshall=Sometimes history takes things into its own hands.
Thurgood Marshall=In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Jesse Owens=I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible.
Rosa Parks=Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Rosa Parks=Memories of our lives, or our works and deeds, will continue in others.
Rosa Parks=I'm tired of being treated like a second-class citizen.
Colin Powell=A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell=Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
Sidney Poitier=Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's.
Sidney Poitier=I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values.
Jackie Robinson=The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.
Jackie Robinson=A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Harriet Tubman=Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Harriet Tubman=I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.
Booker T. Washington=If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Booker T. Washington=You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
Malcolm X=A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.
Malcolm X=Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
George Washington Carver=Born into slavery, after the Civil War became a famous scientist, Tuskegee Institute educator and inventor
Shirley Chisolm=First African American woman elected to the U. S. House of Representatives and the first major party black Presidential candidate
Frederick Douglass=Born a slave in 1818 but escaped and became a famous orator, writer and inspiration to fellow abolitionists
W. E. B. DuBois=Prominent sociologist and civil rights activist and one of the founders of the NAACP, opposing Booker T. Washington's Atlantic Compromise in favor of equal civil rights and integration
James L. Farmer Jr.=Leading Civil Rights activist and founder of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) in 1942, who organized the 1961 Freedom Ride that challenged segregation on interstate buses
Althea Gibson=Broke the world tennis color line, winning the French Open, Wimbledon and the U. S. Nationals
Martin Luther King Jr.=Leader of the modern American Civil Rights Movement who delivered the famous "I have a dream…" speech at the March on Washington in 1963
Thurgood Marshall=First African American Supreme Court Justice, having won many of the most significant anti-discrimination cases of the 20th century as Chief Counsel for the NAACP
Barack Obama=Became the first African American President of the United States in 2008
Jesse Owens=Won 4 Gold Medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics dramatically refuting Hitler's idea of Aryan superiority
Rosa Parks=Civil Rights activist whose refusal to give up her bus seat for a white person sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Colin Powell=First African American U. S. Secretary of State in 2001, having been the first African American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Sidney Poitier=First African American man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1963
Jackie Robinson=First African American major league baseball player of the modern era, breaking major league baseball's color barier in 1947
Harriet Tubman=Escaped from slavery in 1849 and then returned to help many more slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad
Booker T. Washington=Born a slave, after the Civil War rose to become an influential educator, orator and political advisor, founding and leading the Tuskegee Institute
Malcolm X=As a leader of the Black Muslim Nation of Islam, opposed non-violent integration in favor of black separation and violence in self-defense