Amaza Lee Meredith

A woman, no different from me, published poetry in 1767.
A woman, no different from me, escaped slavery in 1849.
A woman, no different from me, opened a school for black girls in 1904.
A woman, no different from me, designed a gas furnace in 1919.
A woman, no different from me, won an Oscar in 1940.
A woman, no different from me, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963.
A woman, no different from me, joined Congress in 1968.
A woman, no different from me, created the Children’s Defense Fund in 1973.
A woman, no different from me, became Miss America in 1983.
A woman, no different from me, became the mayor of DC in 1990.
A woman, no different from me, won the gold medal in bobsledding in 2002.
A woman, no different from me, started a television network in 2011.
So there’s no reason that I can see, that a woman just like me
can’t do any and everything
Even if all that means
in this moment literally
is surviving…

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