Last year I shared a series, Celebrate Black Poets which highlighted a few of my favorite poets and favorite poems by each poet. It was a way for me to celebrate black history for the month of February.
This year I would like to share a few speeches from civil rights leaders through the years from 1951-2000s. I came across an awesome site called Blackpast.org that shares African American History: Major Speeches. I encourage you to visit the site and check out more speeches and awesome articles.
The speeches I chose are well-known for some and some others are not. I chose speeches that resonated with me and I hope will resonate with you. I encourage you to share any that do and also feel free to leave comments at the end of each one.
Follow along with me each Friday showcasing another well-selected speech from Black History, Policial, and Civil Rights leaders over the years.
“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