"Do you know our people slept, laying spoon fashion in the filthy holds of slave ships, in their own and in each other’s excrement, and urine, and menstrual flow so that you could live two hundred years later?
Do you know that?
Do you know our people stood on auction blocks, so that you could live?
When's the last time anyone told you, how important you are?"
-Dr. Maya Angelou
(From Dave Chappelle Maya Angelou Iconoclasts 4 of 4 2006, time 6:20)