African America Quotes: Alice Walker

Alice Walker QuoteI love this Alice Walker quote for two reasons. For me, it has a double meaning. First, it talks to me specifically as an African American Woman, thinking back on the trials my ancestors faced. Though we still have a long way to go as an African American community, I feel blessed to be living in a world that’s progressed so far from slavery. Life certainly can be a lot harder. It is an honor to come from a line of strong women, who have overcome.

The second meaning this quote has for me is the idea of simply being me. No apologizes. I am who I am.

We will be ourselves and free, or die in the attempt. Harriet Tubman was not our great grandmother for nothing.
~Alice Walker