BLACK HISTORY MONTH QUOTE BULLETIN BOARD TEMPLATE FEBRUARY 2015 BOOKER T. WASHINGTON- SCHOLAR, INVENTOR "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." ARTHUR ASHE-GRAND SLAM TENNIS CHAMPION “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” COLIN POWELL- FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE “Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard." – CORETTA SCOTT KING-CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST “Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.” FREDERICK DOUGLASS-ABOLITIONIST “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” JAY-Z – HIP HOP ARTIST, ENTREPRENEUR " I believe that everybody in the world is born with genius level talent. Apply yourself to whatever you’re a genius at and you can do anything in the world.” LANGSTON HUGHES - POET Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. MALCOLM X – CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. – CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” MICHAEL JORDAN – BASKET CHAMPION “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” MUHAMMAD ALI – HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. NELSON MANDELA – SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST 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. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA 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." ROSA PARKS – CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST “Each person must live their life as a model for others.” THURGOOD MARSHALL – U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute." VENUS WILLIAMS – TENNIS CHAMPION You have to believe in yourself when no one else does -- that makes you a winner right there.