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Quotation by Wilma Rudolph
Black women ... work because their husbands can't make enough money at their jobs to keep everything going.... They don't go to work to find fulfillment, or adventure, or glamour and romance, like so many white women think they are doing. Black women work out of necessity.
Wilma Rudolph (1940–1994), African American runner. Wilma, ch. 14 (1977).
Rudolph, a track champion, was raised in a modest Tennessee home as the twentieth of twenty-two children. To help support them, her mother cleaned houses and cooked in a diner.
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