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“'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.”
“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, U.S. writer, social activist
Her name sometimes appears BarbaraNeely.