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Herstory Continues

In Communication, Griot, News on February 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

HERSTORY

I carry IT on my back: BLACK HISTORY – I love it like it’s my biological baby.
You know how doting mothers can be, so lets talk about a few historical ladies.

Their stories are not new nor should we ever slip up and forget;
Therefore I’m yielding 7 quotes per each contributor in her designated sect.

Each quote blends into the next, while making a bold and solitary statement.
I thank God for the assests of HERSTORY & the way each woman pounded the pavement:

Still Diggin’ SOJOURNER TRUTH
American Evangelist and Abolitionist and social reformer. 1797-1883

a) If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it. b) If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, then these (gathered here) together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again. c) Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff. d) Truth is powerful and it prevails. e) I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the water is stirring I will step into the pool. f) We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much. g) [That little man in black says] woman can’t have as much rights as man because Christ wasn’t a woman. Where did your Christ come from? . . . From God and a woman. Man had nothing to do with Him.

Sojourner had spunk. Right?

Still Diggin’ MADAM CJ WALKER
Founded & ran the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company from 1906-1919

a) …I want to say to every Negro woman present, don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them! b) There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. c) I got myself a start by giving myself a start. d) I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavour to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race. e) Perseverance is my motto. f) I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground. g) I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning.

Madam CJ Walker was anything but a sideline talker. I’m still inspired, still imPRESSed and currently flat ironing. ♥

Still Diggin’ ZORA NEAL HURSTON
A literary of the Harlem Renaissance – She spoke Harlemese 1920-1950

a) Anybody depending on somebody else’s god – is depending on a fox not to eat chickens; b) But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem; c) A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it; d) I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump; e) It costs you something to do good; f) If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding. g) It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.

Zora was Literally RIGHT ON – thus I can’t help but continue to WRITE ON. Right on?

To the average eye, it may seem as if I’m doing a bit of doting;
To the more skilled eye, I’m merely learning, growing and doling.
I’m Qui

How do you see her?


“YeYo” means Mother in Swahili

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