Many Rivers To Cross is a speech made by June Jordan at a "Women and Work" conference. In the speech, Jordan
gives part of her autobiography starting it off with her mother's suicide by saying "When my mother killed herself I was looking
for a job." She later concludes "that new women's work will mean we will not die trying to stand up: we will live that
way: standing up." The speech in itself tells the story relating to her mother's suicide, how it affected her, her father,
and those around them.