Quotation by Anna Julia Cooper

I hear ... foreigners, who would boycott an employer if he hired a colored workman, complain of wrong and oppression, of low wages and long hours, clamoring for eight-hour systems ... ah, come with me, I feel like saying, I can show you workingmen's wrong and workingmen's toil which, could it speak, would send up a wail that might be heard from the Potomac to the Rio Grande; and should it unite and act, would shake this country from Carolina to California.
Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964), African American educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 2 (1892).

Cooper was born in North Carolina to a slave and her white master.
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