Quotation by Yvonne Braithwaite Burke

I came along at a time when there was a demand to give men greater visibility and opportunity. In white society they were saying, "Women can't do it." In black society, they were saying, "Women do too much." It's a diabolical situation.
Yvonne Braithwaite Burke (b. 1932), African American attorney and politician. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989).

The first African American woman ever elected to the U. S. House of Representatives from California, she served three terms, then practiced law with a specialty in public finance.
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