Instagram: 40 powerful quotes to use as captions for Black History month

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Black history month has already started so make sure your Instagram captions covers that in February.

The Black History month starts from 1st of February and goes on till 1st of March as it is a month long as it says in the name. So make sure your posts during this month has one or more of the below-mentioned captions –

Black History month Instagram captions

  1. I’m Black every month.
  2. “History has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own. — Michelle Obama
  3. “Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” — Coretta Scott King
  4. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela
  5. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  6. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” — Jackie Robinson
  7. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey
  8. “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” — Thurgood Marshall, first African American U.S. Supreme Court member
  9. “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” — Michael Jordan
  10. “I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” — Serena Williams
  11. “The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.” — Maya Angelou
  12. “Hold on to your dreams of a better life and stay committed to striving to realize it.” — Earl G. Graves, Sr.
  13. “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.” — W.E.B. Du Bois
  14. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” — Jay-Z
  16. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson Mandela
  17. “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” — Malcom X
  18. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” — Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut
  19. “Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.” — William Lloyd Garrison
  20. “My skin is black. My arms are long. My hair is woolly. My back is strong.” — Nina Simone
  21. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” — Muhammad Ali
  22. “Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” — Ella Fitzgerald
  23. “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” — Angela Davis
  24. “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
  25. “The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.” — Marcus Garvey
  26. “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear.” — Rosa Parks
  27. “Have a vision. Be demanding.” — Colin Powell
  28. “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” — Rosa Parks
  29. We will not apologize for embracing our culture and acknowledging our history.
  30. “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B. Wells
  31. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” — Langston Hughes
  32. “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” — Booker T. Washington
  33. “The soul that is within me no man can degrade.” — Frederick Douglass
  34. “Freedom is never given; it is won.” — A. Philip Randolph, civil rights activist
  35. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass
  36. “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” — Desmond Tutu
  37. “One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.” — Franklin Thomas, activist, philanthropist, and former president of the Ford Foundation
  38. “The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” — Maya Angelou
  39. “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” — Carol Moseley-Braun, politician and lawyer
  40. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” — Marcus Garvey
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