The African and African American History Infusion Curriculum is a means through which the African American experience will be taught. The curriculum will emanate from a culturally diverse perspective, pro-actively utilizing current methodologies and technologies. African and African American men and women have always been a part of the American dream and reality. The didactic goal of teaching students about the rich, and abundant heritage of Africans and African Americans will be accomplished. It is the duty and right of all Americans to learn about themselves and other individuals involved in the African saga.
Dr. Maya Angelou
20th Annual Summer Institute
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Dr. Martin Luther King
Black History Month
Historical Quotes‹ ›
Important Principles may and must be inflexible.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
Peace is more precious than a piece of land.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C. Wright Mills
Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrepect for other cultures.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
We are a part of the earth and it is part of us.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity.
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.
Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.
Freedom from fear could be said to sum up the whole philosopy of human rights.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Peace is our gift to each other.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washingtron Carver
The supreme purpose of history is a better world.
The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.
The power to question is the basis of all human progress.
Columbus did not discover a new world. He established contact between two worlds, both already old.
J. H. Perry
The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be premanently maintained.
James A. Garfield
Education...is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's work must truly be our own.
John F. Kennedy
The writing of history reflects the interests, predilections, and even prejudices of a given generation.
John Hope Franklin
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
We have the power to make the other branches of government really angry.
What you think you become.
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
In order to stave off covetousness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
History is a myth that men agree to believe.
Education is the great engine of personal development.
Whoever considers the past and the present will readily observe that all cities and all people are and ever have been animated by the same disires and the same passions.
The freeman casting, with unpurchased hand, the vote that shakes the turrets of the land.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
While in thine hand with pleasure we behold Freedom's charms unfold.
The world cannot stand still. We must either advance or recede. Since my arrival in this country I have been impressed with its grandeur, but nothing more favorable impresses me than the advantages you have for learning.
The first requisite of civilization is that of justice.
I am always willing to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Sir Winston Churchhill
It is the mind that makes the body.
Suffrage is the pivotal right.
Susan B. Anothony
Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
Whatever defamation of character my enemies are spreading about me, I do not feel the need to jusitfy myself toward them. While descretion obliges me to remain silent, my duty compels me to prevent them from doing any more harm.
A nation which does not know what it was yesterday, does no know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do.
With the historian it is an article of faith that knowledge of the past is a key to understanding the present.
Kenneth M. Stampp
History is, in its essentials, the science of change.
The purpose of geography is to provide a view of the whole earth by mapping the location of places.
Vigor is contagious, and whatever makes us either think or feel strongly adds to our power and enlarges our field of action.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Geography is the study of earth as the home of people.