I must sojourn once to the ballot-box before I die. I hear the ballot-box is a beautiful glass globe, so you can see all the votesas they go in. Now, the first time I vote I'll see if the woman's vote looks any different from the rest--if it makes any stir or commotion. If it don't inside, it need not outside.
I am not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.
I am for keeping the thing going while things are stirring. Because if we wait till it is still, it will take a great while to get it going again.
Oh no, honey, I can’t read little things like letters. I read big things like men.
I am above eighty years old; it is about time for me to be going. I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all.
Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.
I feel safe even in the midst of my enemies; for the truth is powerful and will prevail.
Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life's light to be determined by the darkness around me.
Last Update: 3 August 2021
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