(Some of the following are actual quotes; some are alternatively so.)
1. Frederick Douglas
"Someone who has done a terrific job that is being recognized by more and more people."
2. George Washington Carver
"Where would we be today without the cotton gin? Especially after we couldn't count on... oh, never mind. Fake news!"
3. Rosa Parks
"What the hell is a public bus?"
4. Booker T. Washington
"I look up to Booker T. Washington; I really do. He was a businessman, and he was an advisor to presidents. You guys wouldn't believe how powerful those dudes are."
5. Phyllis Wheatley
"I don't know much about poetry or writing poetry or being a poet, but I think we can all admire the strength it took for Wheatley to overcome racism and get a job appropriate for women."
6. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"You read all about Dr. Martin Luther King a week ago when somebody said I took the statue out of my office. And it turned out that that was fake news. The statue is cherished. It's one of our favorite things--and we have some good ones. We have Lincoln, we have Jefferson, and we have Dr. Martin Luther King. And we have other. But they said the statue, the bust, of Dr. Martin Luther King was taken out of the office. And it was never even touched. So I think it was a disgrace, but that's the way the press is. It's very unfortunate."
7. Arthur Ashe
"Arthur Ashe didn't get the respect he deserved. But he still always showed class, and through that taught us all that you can be a great American and a tennis player."
8. Harriet Tubman
"Tubman, too. Tubman was great. She was a black woman and a slave, but she pulled herself up by her bootstraps, just like I did. She helped make American great, just like I'm gonna do. She never won the presidency in a historic landslide victory that was so big and historic it was unbelievable, but she did pretty good."
9. Mohammed Ali
"What a hero. What a champion. Always one of my favorite fighters. I wonder what ever happened to Cassius Clay."
10. Bill Cosby
"We owe a lot to Bill Cosby. He taught an entire generation of Americans what we Republicans mean by family values."