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Septima Poinsette Clark (May 3, 1898–December 15, 1987) was an American educator and civil rights activist. Clark developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for voting rights and civil rights for African Americans in the American Civil Rights Movement." She became known as the "Queen mother" or "Grandmother of the American Civil... more »

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  • ''I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.''
    Septima Clark (1898-1987), African American civil rights activist. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). Clark, a native of South ...
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  • ''I never felt that getting angry would do you any good other than hurt your own digestion—keep you from eating, which I liked to do.''
    Septima Clark (1898-1987), African American civil rights activist. Ready from Within, part 1, ch. 2 (1986). Clark, a native of Kentucky, was recal...
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  • ''The air has finally gotten to the place that we can breathe it together.''
    Septima Clark (1898-1987), African American teacher and civil rights activist. Ready from Within, part 2, ch. 3 (1986). Quoting a statement she ma...
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