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Black History, Black Lives, Black Excellence: History Matters

Our Voices, Our Stories

In order to see where we are going we not only must remember where we have been, but we must understand where we have been." — Ella Baker

[W]hen you study history, you must ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. -Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. — Audre Lorde, "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action"

As a Black disabled woman, my determination and fearlessness in speaking truth and improving the status of those like myself are unapologetic." — Vilissa Thompson, Ramp Your Voice! Founder


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