Contemporary Quotations in Black
"Containing over 1,000 quotations by noted African Americans and black African men and women - from Spike Lee to Terry McMillan, from Colin Powell to Shaquille O'Neal, from Nelson Mandela to U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove - this selection of contemporary quotations is inspirational, spiritual, and uplifting. Reading the words of these men and women provides young African Americans with many role models, as those quoted remind readers that hard work and perseverance can lead to success - and that one individual can make a difference. Focusing primarily on quotations from the 1990s, this book is organized alphabetically by author, with each quotation numbered sequentially. The work is indexed by author and subject/key word to provide multiple access to the quotations."