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Many Rivers To Cross

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.