Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Fannie Lou Hamer
(1917-1977) born on
Oct 6
US activist. "She was a Mississippi sharecropper and organizer of the Mississippi Freedom Party, which challenged the white domination of the Democratic Party."

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F
"But you see now baby, whether you have a ph.d., d.d. or no d, we're in this bag together. And whether you are from Morehouse or Nohouse, we,re still in this bag together."

R
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
A
If the white man gives you anything -- just remember when he gets ready he will take it right back. We have to take for ourselves.
N
"White Americans today don't know what in the world to do because when they put us behind them, that's where they made their mistake. . . . they put us behind them, and we watched every move they made."
K
What was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me and it seemed like they'd been trying to do that a little bit at a time ever since I could remember.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993."
R: "In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995."
A: ""To Praise Our Bridges," 1967."
N: "In "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995."
K: ""To Praise Our Bridges," 1967."


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