14 inspirational Instagram captions for Black History Month 2021

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February marks the start of Black History Month, it is an annual celebration, for the achievements of black people all over the world and their important role in history.

About Black History Month in the USA

The event was expanded in 1970, and since 1976 every US president has officially designated February as Black History Month in the US.

February was chosen in the US because it coincides with the births of former President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass – who escaped slavery and became a key social activist.

Many celebrities have shown support on social media for celebrating Black History Month.

Read below for the best inspirational Black History Month Instagram captions for 2021.

14 quotes for Black History Month Instagram captions

“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”
—Coretta Scott King

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.”
—Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut

“The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”
—W.E.B. Du Bois

“The time is always right to do what is right.”
—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Freedom is never given; it is won.”
—A. Philip Randolph, civil rights activist

“We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”
—Jesse Owens, world record-setting Olympic athlete

TikTokers are creating educational videos about Black History Month to help people understand the importance.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama

“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.”
—Coretta Scott King

“I don’t want a Black History Month. Black history is American history.” —Morgan Freeman

“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave.  I rise. I rise. I rise.” —Maya Angelou

“Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” —Abraham Joshua Heschel

“I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” —Serena Williams

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” —Maya Angelou

“We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.” —Aretha Franklin

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