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"Just wait till we can vote," I said, bursting with 10-year-old fervor, ready to fast, freeze, march and die for peace and freedom as Joan Baez, barefoot, sang "We Shall Overcome." Well, now we can vote, and we're old enough to attend rallies and knock on doors and wave placards, and suddenly it doesn't seem to matter any more.

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This quote is linked to the event -€“ Turning 18

Source Notes: "An 18-Year-Old Looks Back at Life," New York Times Magazine (23 April 1972).

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