Quotation by Anna Julia Cooper

... the black woman can never forget—however lukewarm the party may to-day appear—that it was a Republican president who struck the manacles from her own wrists and gave the possibilities of manhood to her helpless little ones; and to her mind the Democratic Negro is a traitor and a time-server.
Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964), African American educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 1 (1892).

Cooper was born to a slave and her white master.
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