“The whole world opened to me
when I learned to read.”
― Mary McLeod Bethune,
African-American Civil and
Women’s Rights Leader,
Educator, member of FDR’s
Federal Council of Negro Affairs
(his “black cabinet”)
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“… I desire you would remember the
ladies and be more generous and
favorable to them than your ancestors.
Do not put such unlimited power
into the hands of the husbands. Remember,
all men would be tyrants if they could.
If particular care and attention is not
paid to the ladies, we are determined to
foment a rebellion, and will not hold
ourselves bound by any laws in
which we have no voice or representation.
That your sex are naturally tyrannical
is a truth so thoroughly established as to
admit of no dispute; but such of you as
wish to be happy willingly give up —
the harsh tide of master for the more
tender and endearing one of friend.
Why, then, not put it out of the
power of the vicious and the
lawless to use us with cruelty
and indignity with impunity?”
― Abigail Adams, in a letter to her
husband John dated March 31, 1776
“I raise up my voice…