My mother [was a role model]... She really taught me by her doing. I don't think she ever really sat down and said it to me, but she taught me that I could be my own person... She looms absolutely as the largest person...
Historically, I am particularly fond of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, even to the point of identifying with their really weak places, around the race issue and the whole question of women's suffrage. But I think that's still really an issue that we're grappling with -- both suffrage and black women and white women and black folks and white folks being able to work together. It's nothing that anyone has figured out yet as far as I can see. And the other person, in terms of civil rights work, is Fannie Lou Hamer, who said, 'I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired,' whom I never knew but was a very extraordinary person in the civil rights movement.
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