Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.
My only concern was to get home after a hard day’s work.
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.
Our Father which art in heaven – Stay there – And we will stay on earth – Which is sometimes so pretty.
It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn’t feel like obeying his demand. I was quite tired after spending a full day working.
Whites would accuse you of causing trouble when all you were doing was acting like a normal human being instead of cringing.
All I was doing was trying to get home from work.
I have been refused entrance on the buses because I would not pay my fare at the front and go around to the rear door to enter. That was the custom if the bus was crowded up to the point where the white passengers would start occupying.
It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.