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."

"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."

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
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.
"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."
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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