"Ever since I was a child I realized I had a lot of love to share from my soul. The Black tradition is a tradition of soul. Which is a gift of love and Joy. Soul is the most precious thing you can share. Because you're sharing yourself, and the world needs that gift now, more than ever. The child with AIDS in the ghetto is waiting for you along with the starving people in Africa and everyone else who needs healing. Make the world more beautiful by sharing with me the wonderful feeling you get when your soul is lifted up to become pure love. I accept this award on the behalf of all the children in the world, who are my inspiration and my hope...."
Michael Jackson, 1993 Soul Train humanitarian award acceptance speech. Happy Black History month.