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    FEDERATION SONG
  --  (
Tune--Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
)   Table of Contents     VICTORIA EARLE MATTHEWS
  --  1861-1898

Brown, Hallie Q.
Homespun heroines

- SUSIE I. LANKFORD SHORTER -- January 4, 1859--February 27, 1912
- Chorus


Chorus


Deeds not words shall be our motto,
Deeds not words shall be our motto,
Deeds not words shall be our motto,
We're "Lifting as we climb."

We represent the women who were
once denied a place,
In the National Convention of the
highly favored race,
Nothing daunted we have struggled
and we've made ourselves a place,
Our motto, "Deeds not words."

Our race must be enlightened, we must
earn our daily bread,
We must give our time and talent--
and the hungry must be fed,
We must root up sin and sadness,
planting good and joy instead,
Our motto, "Deeds not words."

All hail The Federation! And may
others join our band,
May the torch that we have lighted,
shine in this and every land,
Till the women of all races, will be
glad to take our hand,
Our motto, "Deeds not words."
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    FEDERATION SONG
  --  (
Tune--Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
)   Table of Contents     VICTORIA EARLE MATTHEWS
  --  1861-1898