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.