2010-02-12 / Community

Black History Month Quiz: Match The Person To The Quote

1. “The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.”

 

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 2. “I have observed this in my experience of slavery, that

whatever my condition was improved, instead of increasing

my contentment, it has only increased my desire to be

free, and set me thinking of plans to gain my freedom.”

3. “We should emphasize not Negro history, but the Negro in

history.”

4. “The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have

is now.”

5. “Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain

power.”

6. “For I am my mother’s daughter, and the drums of Africa

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. still beat in my heart.”

7. “Freedom is never given; it is won.”

8. “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.”

9. “I suppose it is a truth too well attested to you, to need a

proof here, that we are a race of beings who have long laboured under the abuse and censure of the world, that we have long been looked upon with an eye of contempt, and that we have long been considered rather as brutish

than human, and scarcely capable of mental endowments.”

FREDERICK DOUGLASS FREDERICK DOUGLASS

10. “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic

shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon of light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.”
MARY MCLOED BETHUNE MARY MCLOED BETHUNE
A. PHILLIP RANDOLPH A. PHILLIP RANDOLPH
CARTER WOODSON CARTER WOODSON
W.E.B. DUBOIS W.E.B. DUBOIS
BENJAMIN BANNEKAR BENJAMIN BANNEKAR
BARBARA JORDAN BARBARA JORDAN
BILL COSBY BILL COSBY

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