Black girls really DO rock. Black women have rocked history. And you today, young black women, have to rock future progress because black women rock the cradle. Whoever rocks the cradle rocks the future. I want you to rock that future forward. Stay in school and get educated. Don’t let anyone else define you. God gave you your own DNA. Don’t ever give up. Black women have never given up. Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth never gave up. And we must not give up.
— Marian Wright Edelman , activist and Black Girls Rock! honoree (via thechanelmuse)