Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.
Lack of encouragement never deterred me. I was the kind of person who would not be put down.
There appears to be no limit as to how far the women's revolution will take us.
A Negro who does not vote is ungrateful to those who have already died in the fight for freedom. ... Any person who does not vote is failing to serve the cause of freedom - his own freedom, his people's freedom, and his country's freedom.
Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both.
We Americans entered a new phase in our history - the era of integration - in 1954.
All Southern state colleges and universities are open to black students.
When I was 15, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. No one thought this was a good idea
New Orleans may well have been the most liberal Deep South city in 1954 because of its large Creole population, the influence of the French, and its cosmopolitan atmosphere.
I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.
Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.
Whites would rather not be involved in race matters, I think.
Too many whites still see blacks as a group apart.
When I went to law school, nobody heard of civil rights.
I was born and raised in the oldest settled part of the nation and in an environment in which racism was officially mooted.
I never thought I would live long enough to see the legal profession change to the extent it has.
The fact is that racism, despite all the doomsayers, has diminished
We African Americans have now spent the major part of the 20th Century battling racism
King thought he understood the white Southerner, having been born and reared in Georgia and trained a theologian.
How long must the American community afford special treatment to blacks?
I got the chance to argue my first case in Supreme Court, a criminal case arising in Alabama that involved the right of a defendant to counsel at a critical stage in a capital case before a trial.
The last state to admit a black student to the college level was South Carolina
I remember being infuriated from the top of my head to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s.
In my view, I did not get to the federal bench because I was a woman
My father kept his distance from working-class American blacks.
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