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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Suzanne Post, June 23, 2006. Interview U-0178. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Post hopes that people remember her commitment to eradicating injustice

Post hopes that people remember her commitment to eradicating injustice.

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Oral History Interview with Suzanne Post, June 23, 2006. Interview U-0178. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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SARAH THUESEN:
What would you most like for them or future generations in general to remember about your activism?
SUZANNE POST:
I think I'd like them to remember that I was an ordinary person and that ordinary people when motivated can do really extraordinary things, because I was and am very ordinary. I was an English major. I didn't learn how to do this in school. I goofed up along the way. Nobody taught me. It was something that I taught myself to organize, because I love and like people. I do think that there are a lot of people out there who, and they told me so, people would tell me that they would love to do what I've done with my work. I would say, "Well, do it." They'd say, "I can't afford to" or "I wouldn't know how." I think anybody could do it. I mean, you have to have a rage threshold that's fairly low, but if you've got that. I hear people think, "Oh my God, she's the most amazing creature. I mean, she's just unbelievable and she's this." I'm not. I'm just another ordinary person who got really pissed and on many occasions decided to do something about it.