It’s not freedom until we’re all equally free.
|“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead|
“Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you this day rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony.”Frederick Douglas, 1852. Read the entire speech here.
“Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom. No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from. Fill your life with love & bravery and you shall lead the life uncommon” Jewel“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must,
like men(#whyweneedfeminism) undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” Thomas Paine
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