I am a little embarrassed by how much we rely on the ambition of the Victorians. We should be as ambitious now. I have two small children and I would like to walk across a garden in the middle of London with them, to make them proud and to make them feel that the world isn’t finished. I believe in progress.
Good and bad men are each less so than they seem
“The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.” - Anna Julia Cooper
“We have a job as Black women to support whatever is right and to bring justice where we’ve had so much injustice.” - Fannie Lou Hamer
"I honestly believe that I am the only woman in the United States who ever traveled throughout the country with a nursing baby to make political speeches." - Ida B. Wells
"If women want any rights more than they’ve got, why don’t they just take them and not be talking about it." - Sojourner Truth
“No march, movement or agenda that defines manhood in the narrowest terms and seeks to make women lesser partners in this quest for equality can be considered a positive step.” - Angela Davis
"More women should demand to be involved. It’s our right. This is one area where we can get in on the ground floor and possibly help to direct where space exploration will go in the future." - Mae Jemison
"SISTERS. BLACK PEOPLE WILL NEVER BE FREE UNLESS BLACK WOMEN PARTICIPATE IN EVERY ASPECT OF OUR STRUGGLE, ON EVERY LEVEL OF OUR STRUGGLE." - Assata Shakur
"How did I make my living? I haven’t. I have eked out an existence." - Ella Baker
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” - Maya Angelou
"I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me." - Harriet Tubman
Those are truly some strong African-American women and it reminds of the art print Leading Ladies!