Progress is what makes us distinct from all other creatures. Celebrated blacks have these thoughts to share on the phenomenon of progress.

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Because many advances have happened, we've lost the urgency-and that's just human nature-that we had before, when we couldn't vote, couldn't use mass transportation, or drink from the fountains.
Spike Lee

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.
Whitney Young, Jr.

Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.
Marcus Garvey

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
George Washington Carver