All Blk Everything is a photo editorial produced by Propaganda Champ as an extension of Black history month. We wanted to reinterpret the popular Jay-Z lyric in a way that had more to do with our cultural legacy than our clothes and cars. We selected a dozen quotes to accompany the photographs for this project. They range from somber reflections from poets to fiery cries from revolutionaries. Bookmark allblk.com and stay tuned for more content that reflects an African-centered perspective.
"You can jail a revolutionary but you can't jail a revolution. You can murder a freedom fighter but you can't murder the fight for freedom." — Fred Hampton
"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
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear." — Rosa Parks
"Freedom is never given; it is won." — A. Philip Randolph
I swear to the Lord
I still can't see
Why Democracy means
Everybody but me.
— Langston Hughes
I am an invisible man.... I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. — Ralph Ellison
"If I've impacted on one heart, one mind, one soul, and brought to that individual a greater truth than that individual came into a relationship with me having, then I would say that I have been successful." — Harry Belafonte
"The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion. "— Stephen Biko
"Nobody's free until everybody's free." — Fannie Lou Hamer
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
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. — Muhammad Ali The Greatest
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