Maggie Holmes


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  • ''Mighty few young black women are doin' domestic work. And I'm glad. That's why I want my kids to go to school. This one lady told me, "All you people are gettin' like that." I said, "I'm glad." There's no more gettin' on their knees.''
    Maggie Holmes, African American domestic worker. As quoted in Working, book 3, by Studs Terkel (1973). Raised poor, uneducated, Holmes had been a domestic all her life.
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