• Notable African-American Bruins

    I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports.
    – Arthur Ashe

    If they took the idea that they could escape poverty through education, I think it would make a more basic and long-lasting change in the way things happen. What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals.
    – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    It is important not only to have the awareness and to feel impelled to become involved, it's important that there be a forum out there to which one can relate, an organization a movement.
    – Angela Davis

    We can never have too much preparation and training. We must be a strong competitor. We must adhere staunchly to the basic principle that anything less than full equality is not enough. If we compromise on that principle our soul is dead.
    – Ralph Bunche, Journal of Negro Education

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