Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month



"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

President Barack Obamacorretta_scott_king.jpg


"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."

Coretta Scott King


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

Martin Luther King, Jr.



"Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness."

Ola Joseph



For some, the month of February marks a time to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or the Superbowl. But for all Americans, it is a month where we celebrate the many achievements, milestones, and essential contributions made by the African-American community that have shaped our nation into the amazing country it is today.  Mainstreet would like to encourage you to take the time this month to celebrate Black History with us!  Check out the History Channel’s website for videos, photo galleries, and more!

Listed above and below are just a few of the thousands of inspirational quotes authored by African-American leaders who have left an essential mark on American history.  May these quotes inspire you to leave your lasting legacy on the real estate business in 2014! 



"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."

Booker T. Washingtonsusan_l_taylor.jpg


 "Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us."

Susan L. Taylor, journalist


"Have a vision. Be demanding."

Colin Powell, the first African American appointed as the U.S. Secretary of Stategeorge_washington_carver.jpg

"Where there is no vision, there is no hope."

George Washington Carver


"The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression."

W.E.B. Du Boisraso_parks.jpg


"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear."

Rosa Parks


"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations."

Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut



"Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard."zora_neale_hurston.jpg

Colin Powell


"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."

Zora Neale Hurston