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    That attitude that fighting is probably not

    “That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.”

    — June Jordan

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    In the process of telling the truth

    “In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way.”

    — June Jordan

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    Poetry is a political act because it

    “Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.”

    — June Jordan

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    Poetry is a political act because it

    “Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.”

    — June Jordan

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    So, poetry becomes a means for useful

    “So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders.”

    — June Jordan

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    But, based on my friendship with Evie

    “But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.”

    — June Jordan

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    The first function of poetry is to

    “The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think.”

    — June Jordan

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    There are two ways to worry words.

    “There are two ways to worry words. One is hoping for the greatest possible beauty in what is created. The other is to tell the truth.”

    — June Jordan

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    I am a feminist, and what that

    “I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.”

    — June Jordan

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