• You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again.

    Ernest J. Gaines, Sojourner Truth, Mary Church Terrell, Pete Seeger (2000). “The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and related readings”