ST Sojourner Truth 1797-1883

Sojourner Truth (c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was the self-given name, from 1843, of Isabella Baumfree, an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York. Her best-known speech, Ain't I a Woman?, was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.


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In the courts women have no rights, no voice; nobody speaks for them. I wish woman to have her voice there among the pettifoggers. If it is not a fit place for women, it is unfit for men to be there.
Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), African American human rights activist and preacher. As quoted in Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings, part 3, by Miriam Schnier (1972). Speaking at an 1867 meeting of the American Equal Rights Association held in New York City.
I am sometimes told that "Women aint fit to vote. Why, don't you know that a woman had seven devils in her: and do you suppose a woman is fit to rule the nation?" Seven devils aint no account; a man had a legion in him.
Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883), African American suffragist and abolitionist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch. 18, by Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and herself (1882). The former slave, itinerant preacher, and beloved activist in the woman suffrage movement said this on May 10, 1867, at a national convention of the American Equal Rights Association.
What's dat got to do with women's rights or niggers' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint and yourn holds a quart, wouldn't ye be mean not to let me have my little half-measure full?
Sojourner Truth (c. 1777-1883), African American suffragist and abolitionist; later an itinerant preacher and advocate of various social reforms including abolition, woman suffrage, an. As quoted in The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, part 2: "Book of Life," by Frances W. Titus (1875). Said at the 1851 Woman's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, in response to a minister who had cited women's supposedly inferior intelligence as a reason to deny them suffrage and other rights.

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sojourner truth was a very insightful women and her poems and speachs and even what she did was a great thing that happend to sociaty.