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Quotation by Cora Lee Johnson
I am a person. I have feelings. I have needs. I have wants. I'm sittin' here and nobody sees me. Everybody just looks over me and walks on past because I'm black, because I'm a woman, because I'm poor, because I have no education. But I'm still here.
Cora Lee Johnson (b. 1925), African American social activist. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).
A poor, uneducated African American woman from rural Soperton, Georgia, Johnson became an unpaid activist who successfully pressed for changes in social service policy.
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