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  •  That second quote (5+ / 0-)
    Freedom is not some lavish dish that the power structure and the white forces imparted with making positions will voluntarily hand down on a silver platter while the Negro merely furnishes the appetite.
    That's a highly potent re-statement of the Frederick Douglass line:
    Power concedes nothing without a demand.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:37:31 PM PST

    •  And Rose Schneiderman, 1905 (2+ / 0-)
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      Simplify, TAH from SLC
      So we [working women of all nationalities] must stand together to resist, for we will get what we can take - just that and no more.
           -Rose Schneiderman, 1905

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Jan: USW Local Mourns Fallen Brother

      by JayRaye on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:06:06 PM PST

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