Quotation by Victoria Gray

I've never been afraid to step out and to reach out and to move out in order to make things happen.
Victoria Gray, African American civil rights activist. As quoted in This Little Light of Mine, ch. 3, by Hay Mills (1993).

From an interview conducted by Mills on April 4, 1990. Gray, a Mississippi native, joined activists Fannie Lou Hamer and Annie Devine in their 1964 challenge to the United States House of Representatives over the seating of five white Mississippi men. Representing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the women argued that because African American Mississippians "were effectively denied the vote," the election in which the men had won their seats was illegal.
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