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Quotation by Jane Grey Swisshelm
I put away my brushes; resolutely crucified my divine gift, and while it hung writhing on the cross, spent my best years and powers cooking cabbage. "A servant of servants shall she be," must have been spoken of women, not Negroes.
Jane Grey Swisshelm, U.S. newspaperwoman, abolitionist, and human rights activist. Half a Century, ch. 8 (1880).
On giving up her artistic work to keep house for her husband. Later, she would become a journalist and the founder of an abolitionist newspaper, the Pittsburg Saturday Visiter.
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