The Words of African American Heros

Newmarket Press February 2011
Paperback $12.95
Hardcover $18.95

A new collection of inspirational quotes celebrating the wisdom of notable African-Americans.

This uplifting motivational compendium covers the gamut of African-American heroes, from Sojourner Truth to Fredrick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall to Jackie Robinson, Ella Fitxgerald to Garriet Tubman, Toni Morrison to Jessie Owens, George Washington Carver to Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks to Barack Obama, from profound historical figures to more current, popular ones, such as Oprah, Nikki Giovanni, Spike Lee, and Snoop Dogg.

Organized thematically, the selections explore seven key topics with more than 350 quotations, memorializing the wisdom and strength of these notable African-American heroes, earned through the struggle of overcoming oppression and adversity. The book includes a biographical section, sources for the quotations, and an index.

The Words of African-American Heroes is an inspirational and though-provoking collection, available in both paperback and hardcover gift editions.



Excerpts from “The Words of African-American Heroes:”

Believe me, most people resist change, even when it promises to be for the better, But change will come, and if you acknowledge this simple but indisputable fact of life, and understand that you must adjust to all change, then you will have a head start. – Arthur Ashe

I guess what everyone wants more than anything else is to be loved. And to know you loved me for my singing is too much for me. Forgive me if I don’t have the words. Maybe I can sing and you’ll understand. – Ella Fitzgerald

I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke in me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive. -Malcolm X