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"All southern people are against the colored. Been tryin' to hold them down. Want to keep 'em diggin' all their life. That's what Moton does at Tuskegee. That's what the new teachers at Penn School do. Wish I could go down there an' tell them teachers such as Miss R. what I think of 'em havin' 'em workin' on a farm at school, havin' the girls ironin' - things they can learn at home! Wantin' 'em to stay under-dogs all their life. I wouldn't give a dime for the whole Island! An' when you go back down there, you tell Miss R, to practice more charity!" - (Female; left Island in 1910 at age 21)

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