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Quotation by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
So close is the bond between man and woman that you can not raise one without lifting the other. The world can not move ahead without woman's sharing in the movement, and to help give a right impetus to that movement is woman's highest privilege.
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825–1911), U.S. suffragist and rights advocate. As quoted in Black Women in Nineteenth-Century American Life, part 3, by Bert James Loewenberg and Ruth Bogin (1976).
From her 1893 speech at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago: "Woman's Political Future."
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