Quotation by Anonymous Woman

A pedestal is as much a prison as any other small space.
Anonymous Woman (c. mid–1800s), African American feminist. As quoted in Moving Beyond Words, part 4, by Gloria Steinem (1994).

Said sometime in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Steinem first heard this while organizing in the American south in the early 1970s. It was attributed to an anonymous African American woman of the suffragist/abolitionist era, who supposedly said it to white Southern women, with reference to their social situation.
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