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Ayanna's Roots

« on: January 09, 2004, 07:57:12 PM »

"... I improvised, crazed by the music... Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone."

"It [the Eiffel Tower] looked very different from the Statue of Liberty, but what did that matter? What was the good of having the statue without the liberty?"

"We've got to show that blacks and whites are treated equally in the army. Otherwise, what's the point of waging war on Hitler?"

"Salt and pepper. Just what it should be."
- Josephine, looking over the crowd at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington

"Until the March on Washington, I always had this little feeling in my stomach. I was always afraid. I couldn't meet white American people. I didn't want to be around them. But now that little gnawing feeling is gone. For the first time in my life I feel free. I know that everything is right now."
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