Inspiring Quotes in Honor of Black History Month

by Compassion Over Killing Staff

In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating and sharing these moving and words from inspiring individuals.

We hope that these quotes help empower you to lift your voice, and those of others, for compassion for all!


“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King


“Because I’m a civil rights activist, I am also an animal rights activist. Animals and humans suffer and die alike. Violence causes the same pain, the same spilling of blood, the same stench of death, the same arrogant, cruel and vicious taking of life. We shouldn’t be a part of it.” – Dick Gregory


“Most of people don’t think about the fact they’re eating animals. When they’re eating a steak or eating chicken, most people don’t think about the tremendous suffering that those animals endure simply to become food products to be consumed by human beings.” – Angela Davis


“My empathy extends toward all individuals who suffer injustices, such as discrimination, oppression, abuse, exploitation and captivity. I’ve had a lifelong, unwavering need to help alleviate the amount of suffering that exists in the world.” – Seba Johnson (this full interview’s in Tracye McQuirter’s African American Vegan Starter Guide


“I will not allow my life’s light to determined by the darkness around me.” – Sojourner Truth


Have any other favorite quotes to share? Share them with us on Facebook @compassionoverkilling! And don’t forget: your own words have the power to make change for both humans, animals, and the world we share!

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