African American Quotations

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ACHIEVEMENT
1.I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other group have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.

Hank Aaron, 1934- Baseball star

2.I'm so fast I could hit you before God gets the news.

Muhammad Ali, 1942- Boxing champion

3.I don't feel that I opened the door. I've never been a great mover and shaker of the earth. I think that those who came after me deserve a great deal of credit for what they have achieved.

Marion Anderson, 1897-1993 Singer

4.Whatever the white man has done, we have done, and done better.

Mary McLeod Bethune, 1875-1955 Educator

5.A negative attitude is a true handicap.

Crenner Bradley Mother of Mayor Thomas Bradley

6.To struggle and battle and overcome and absolutely defeat every force designed against us is the only way to achieve.

Nannie Burroughs, 1879-1961 Activist

7.There is a use for almost everything.

George Washington Carver, 1864?-1943 Inventor

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