Growing up, Black History Month was very special for my family. Yes, we acknowledged the accomplishments of great African Americans, but it signified so much more. The past has shaped the world for all of us, and because of the sacrifices of others, we live in a much better place. So in honor of Black History Month 2013, here are 10 inspiring quotes from great women of color that perfectly symbolize how far this country has come, while offering hope for an even brighter future.
How do you recognize or celebrate Black History Month?
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