80+ Inspirational Quotes for Black History Month

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During Black History Month, it’s important to have several ways to share knowledge, celebrate progress and express hope for the future. So we asked Melvina Young and Courtney Taylor—both Hallmark Mahogany writers—to curate this collection of inspiring Black History Month quotes.

Whether you share them via text or on social, with family or with friends, we hope these uplifting messages add even more pride to your celebration.

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Black History Month Quotes About Resilience  

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Wake up each day
and tell the world to bring it.

— Anne Reikenberg

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We come together
with hearts that know hurt
but souls that choose joy,
testifying that we matter.

— Melvina Young

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Black Fact # 56:
Black women are
ten times more likely
to do the damn thing.

— Courtney Taylor

 

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With our future ahead of us
and the ancestors beside us,
there’s nothing we can’t do!

— Courtney Taylor

 

More Black History Month quotes about resilience:

Perseverance is in our DNA.  

— Elle McKinney

We know what we’re capable of
and what can’t defeat us.

— Elle McKinney

Not just survivin’
We out here thrivin’!

— Elle McKinney

We are our own healing place. 

— Melvina Young

We lift each other toward the sun,
hold each other in the storm,
and nurture one another
with love.

Alarie Tennille

Our power carries us more than just through,
it carries us above and beyond.

— Sarah Quenzer

We are most empowered
when we empower each other.

— Jake Gahr

We all we got.
And that means
you got me. 

— Keion Jackson

Where we’ve been
is a road map
to where we’re going,
and we’re going
together.

— Courtney Taylor

For every mountain you climb,
the ancestors are climbing
right along with you. 

— Courtney Taylor

Black History Month Quotes About Hope and Optimism  

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There’s Black brilliance
stitched into our essence,
pure, powerful, and unapologetic.

— Elle McKinney

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Dream because history
has always dreamt
of a future like you.

— Courtney Taylor

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It starts with one.
One voice.
One light.
One heart.

— Carolina Fernandez

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You are a Black History fact
in the making.

— Keion Jackson

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I’d love a world
with women like you
running it.

— Courtney Taylor

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Visionary
Solutionary
Revolutionary
We are the future
we’ve been praying for.

— Mercedes Lucero

 

More Black History Month quotes about hope and optimism:

Our kind of courage,
Our kind of strength,
Our kind of bold…
Straight from the ancestors.
Thanking them!

— Elle McKinney

History is how
the ancestors let us know
“You got this.”

— Elle McKinney

Our ancestors whisper to us
from the pages of history
so that we may write
our future. 

— Elle McKinney

Our dreams are a river that always finds a way. 

— Elle McKinney

Forward
is more than a direction,
it’s our state of mind.

— Elle McKinney

Listen for
the ancestors’ voices,
singing songs of our worth
and manifesting dreams
of our unbound future.

— Melvina Young

The future in front of us,
the ancestors behind us…
there’s nothing we can’t win.

— Melvina Young

The ancestors’ dream for us
is that all our dreams come true.

— Melvina Young

We got this!
And we got that, too.
Got a handle on things,
got the goods to come through!

— Elle McKinney

May our souls be ever restored with healing and hope.

— Mercedes Lucero

It’s the elevating together
that keeps us all on the uplift!

— Mercedes Lucero

We’re not just shaping our Black future,
we’re rewiring the game.

— Mercedes Lucero

We were born
to keep turning our spirits
toward the light.

— Mercedes Lucero

Black History Month Quotes About Faith  

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There is glory
in your story.

— Jeannie Hund

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A people
who prays together
and stays together
overcomes together.

— Melvina Young

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No darkness on earth can dim this shine He gave us!

— Melvina Young

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…and what if God
places dreams in our hearts
to show us
how spectacular we can be?

— Keion Jackson

 

More Black History Month quotes about faith:

Let every voice sing out with praise!

— Keion Jackson

We see how far we’ve come
and know that God is good!

— Keion Jackson

I know that YOU know
that He’s got us in all things.

— Melvina Young

Black History Month Quotes About Pride and Heritage  

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Celebrating Black excellence
in our past, present and future.

— Courtney Taylor

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This month and always,
we celebrate the heart,
soul and continued contributions
of the African-American community.

— Courtney Taylor

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Color of my skin.
Content of my character.
Both on point.

— Courtney Taylor

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Heard back from the ancestors,
and damn are they proud of you.

— Mercedes Lucero

 

More Black History Month quotes about pride and heritage:

BLACK
PROUD
STRONG
LOUD

— Melvina Young 

Black history happens
every day we make change
in the world. 

— Melvina Young

The regalness is real.
The confidence is on time.
The future is ours.

— Melvina Young

Boldness,
brilliance,
and resilience.
A beautiful part
of our heritage.

— Melvina Young

You are
melanin-rich,
ancestor-blessed,
and worthy of your crown.

— Melvina Young

Our crowns
have been earned
by the ancestors.
We rise as
Kings and Queens.

— Melvina Young

We come
wearing crowns
and bearing
the powerful gifts
of our Blackness.

— Melvina Young

Our heads were made for crowns
and our future made for greatness. 

— Melvina Young

Rich as cream,
warm as gold,
deep as mahogany,
and dark as night skies.
All beautiful.
All us.

— Melvina Young

Melanin blessed and loving it!

— Melvina Young

A people that knows its past chooses its destiny.

— Melvina Young

Grateful for
Our heritage,
Our history,
Our Blackness,
Our pride.

— Melvina Young

Keep rising in your Black pride!

— Mercedes Lucero

Born to be bold,
to shine bright,
to speak truth.

— Jeannie Hund

Dripping in Black pride,
Black excellence,
Black beauty,
All Black everything!

— Courtney Taylor

Pride is our love language.

— Courtney Taylor

Blackness.
Name a better blessing…
I’ll wait!

— Courtney Taylor

Everything about you says,
“Royalty.”

— Melvina Young

Black History Month Quotes About Affirmation  

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Women like you pave the way
for women like me.
And for that, I am grateful.

— Sharon Valleau

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You truly make a difference in the world.

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Because of people like you,
we will never lack for heroes.

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Thankful & grateful
for my people.

— Courtney Taylor

 

More Black History Month quotes about affirmation:

You are beautiful
from radiant skin to shining soul.
#BlessedToBeBlack 

— Melvina Young

You always
find light in the dark
and hope in our future.
Your soul shines with optimism!

— Melvina Young

Let nothing stand between you and this truth:
Your presence here matters.

— Melvina Young

Perfectly loved,
Perfectly sized,
Perfectly made,
Perfectly prized,
Perfectly bold,
Perfectly true,
Perfectly Black,
Beautifully you.

— Melvina Young

No matter
how many walls spring up
in front of us,
we gonna find a door
and walk on through!

— Melvina Young

Bloom into your spirit.
Fit into your beautiful skin,
Grow into your promising Black future.

— Melvina Young

Even if it feels like
the world’s not ready for you,
you are ready for the world!

— Melvina Young

You’re
comfortable,
confident,
and stunning
in your Black beauty.

— Melvina Young

Love how you show the world what
“I am my own Black woman”
means.

— Melvina Young

You out here
serving melanin,
pure radiance,
and 100% Black excellence.

— Melvina Young

You’re that
“leave no sister behind”
typa sister
who keeps
us all strong. 

— Melvina Young

You out here redefining
words like “Bold,”
“Bad,” “Black,” and “Boss.” 

— Melvina Young

You’re out here.
We see you.
And there’s
so much Black pride.

— Melvina Young

You are Black excellence!
Putting your stamp
down in this world.

— Melvina Young

Your Black is so strong.
And beautiful to see.

— Melvina Young

You’re Black power
in motion, Sis.

— Melvina Young

Love how unbossed,
unbothered, and unafraid
you are to live
your authentic Blackness.

— Melvina Young

In case y’all forgot…
Black is oh so beautiful,
today, tomorrow,
always!

— Courtney Taylor