Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wilma Mankiller

“I learned a lot from watching [my mother] and the other women around me…grateful to both my parents for never telling me, "Girls can't do that," and for letting me define for myself what it means to be a woman.”

Wilma Pearl Mankiller
First woman elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Clinton, excerpt from “Womanhood”

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