18 Inspiring Quotes From Influential Black Figures in Hollywood

In honor of Black History Month, let’s not only celebrate the groundbreaking accomplishments of black actors and musicians in Hollywood, but also take a moment to get truly moved and inspired. The past few years have been full of history-making moments and even more powerful speeches. Just last year, we witnessed How to Get Away With Murder actor Viola Davis make history as the first black actor to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony for acting. And Atlanta director and star Donald Glover broke new ground for black directors, becoming the first black person to win an Emmy for directing a comedy. 

From Oprah Winfrey’s rousing acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes and Queen Latifah’s 2016 SAG Awards opening to Lupita Nyong’o and Uzo Aduba’s uplifting words about natural beauty, these quotes are sure to inspire confidence and light a fire in your belly to really take action and get what you want out of life.

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