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Barbara Neely

  • 'Criminal justice' was a term she found more apt than it was meant to be.

  • [On speaking of family secrets:] I don't know how you heal a wound and not let it get some air.

    • Barbara Neely,
    • interview ()
  • For just once in my life, I'd like to get through a whole week without having to deal with some fool, white or black, who's got an attitude about the way I look.

  • No matter how old we get, life's always got a lesson for you. Most likely one you've learned ten times before.

  • I wanted to pay homage to working women because they are the bridge that got us over.' My work is about the people who are assumed not to have a worldview.

    • Barbara Neely,
    • in Louise Bernikow, The American Women's Almanac ()

Barbara Neely, U.S. writer, social activist


Her name sometimes appears BarbaraNeely.