WOMEN OF

 

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LOCATION: Ist Floor
CURATOR: Marissa Clausen, WOU Art Student

HOPE

Each section includes the woman's major area of work, a theme from her life, and a quote by her.

ELLA BAKER
Organizer
Perservere and follow through
"We who believe in freedom
cannot rest."

SEPTIMA POINSETTE CLARK
Teacher-Organizer
Each one, teach many
"Literacy means liberation."

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN
Attorney-Organizer
Leave no one behind
"Service is the very purpose of life. It is the rent we pay for living on this planet."

ALICE WALKER
Writer
Find and keep your spiritual center
"Every soul is to be cherised,
every flower to bloom."

FANNIE LOU HAMER
Organizer
Forgive, but never forget. Fight on!
"I question America."

ALEXA CANADY
Neurosurgeon
Follow your passion
"It's your life; it's your vision;
it's yours to make happen."

TONI MORRISON
Writer
Rely on your family and community's history and culture
"You have to be willing to
think the unthinkable, imagine
the unimaginable"

DELANY SISTERS
Dentist/Teacher
Take care of your physical and spiritual health
"If you don't vote, you don't have the right to complain."

MAE C. JEMISON
Astronaut
Explore and expand your space
"I always test the limits of
my abilities."

IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT
Journalist
Find and tell the truth
"Eternal vigilance is the price
of liberty."

MAYA ANGELOU
Writer
Rise above your tears
"But still, like dist, I rise."

RUBY DEE
Actress, Author
Be courageous and daring
"Have the courage and the
daring to think that you can make
a difference."

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