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Mamie Mobley

  • You hear people say Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, and you don't even have shoes. You're barefooted. What are you going to pull yourself up by? Our country owes every citizen ... a means of livelihood. Not a handout, but a way to make it.

    • Mamie Mobley,
    • in New York ()

Mamie Mobley, U.S. civil rights activist, mother of Emmett Till

(1921 - 2003)

Full name: Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley.