Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation.
The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.
Though man a thinking being is defined, Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think, who think they do!
I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.
Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.
I ask the rights to pursue happiness by having a voice in that government to which I am accountable.
The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation’s dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.