Black Communist Women’s Prescient Quotes — Charisse Burden-Stelly

“To retire now meant to leave the world to these people who carried oppression to Africa, to Asia, who made profits from oppression in my own land. To retire meant to leave the field to evil. For there is an evil that stalks in our land, an evil that strikes at my people, that would enslave all people, that would send up the world in flames, rob us of our earnings to waste on arms, destroy our living standards, corrupt our youth, silence and enslave us with Smith Acts, McCarran Acts, passed by concentration camp Congressmen.”

-Charlotta Bass, “Acceptance Speech of Mrs. Bass” (1952)
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