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Quotation by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
As the saffron tints and crimson flushes of morn herald the coming day, so the social and political advancement which woman has already gained bears the promise of the rising of the full-orbed sun of emancipation. The result will be not to make home less happy, but society more holy.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911), U.S. suffragist and rights advocate. As quoted in Black Women in Nineteenth-Century American Life, part 3, by Bert James Loewenberg and Ruth Bogin (1976).
From her 1893 speech at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago: "Woman's Political Future."
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