Spreading Good News (Post 605 – BLAST FROM THE PAST: Sojourner Truth [1797-1883], Evangelist, Abolitionist, and Women’s Rights Activist)

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IT’S BETTER TO DIE CHASING A DREAM NEVER CAUGHT THAN TO DIE NEVER HAVING CHASED THE DREAM.  ~ Joyce Fields

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YOU ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE TIME TO STOP AND THINK.  ~ Joyce Fields

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TODAY’S BLOG

BLAST FROM THE PAST:  Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), Evangelist, Abolitionist, and Women’s Rights Activist

Source:  The Internet

Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) did not have a formal education, but she sure had a way with words!

“Ain’t I A Woman?”

(Delivered in 1851 at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio.)  Sojourner spoke in slave dialect.  This version has been altered for ease of reading.

Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter.   I think that ‘twixt the Negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon.   But what’s all this here talking about?

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere.   Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud puddles, or gives me any best place!   And ain’t I a woman?  Look at me!   Look at my arm!  I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me!   And ain’t I a woman?   I could work as much and eat as much as a man—when I could get it—and bear the lash as well!   And ain’t I a woman?   I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me!  And ain’t I a woman?

Then they talk about this thing in the head; what’s this they call it?   [Member of audience whispers, “intellect”].   That’s it, honey.   What’s that got to do with women’s rights or Negroes’ rights?   If my cup won’t hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn’t you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?

Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman!   Where did your Christ come from?   Where did your Christ come from?   From God and a woman!   Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again!  And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain’t got nothing more to say.

 

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~ Joyce Fields

 

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS FROM JOYCE FIELDS

Joyce is an author who has written seven books.  If you enjoy this blog, you will, undoubtedly, enjoy all her books.  Her sister, Anita, is also an author.

BE INSPIRED!  You can read about and order their books AND order merchandise from their online store at this link (or click the “BE INSPIRED!” button above):

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Thanks for your interest AND support!!

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SOME OF JOYCE’S FAVORITE BLOGS

I visit these blogs and leave comments regularly.  I think you will enjoy them all!

http://www.lenasledgeblog.com  Books, reviews, give-aways, interviews.

http://living4bliss.com  Believing Life Is Set up for Success (BLISS)

http://goss-coaching.com/author/gosscoaching  A professional writer and wellness coach helping people connect thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and action to create optimal health and a vibrant life.

http://www.thebirkineffect.com  Musings of a “want it all” 21st century woman

http://www.thesweetsensations.com  A baking, entertainment, and lifestyle blog.  Fantastic recipes and food photography, too!

http://www.pennilessparenting.com  A rich life on minimum wage.  Plus fabulous, healthful recipes!

http://www.rumpydog.com  I’m a dog with a unique perspective on human life.

http://www.davidkanigan.com/  Lead.Learn.Live.  David Kanigan:  Inspiration, Ideas & Information.

http://callingoftheheart.wordpress.com  Spirituality, Psychology, and Political.

http://www.petedenton.wordpress.com  Writer of short stories, Flash fiction, and some scripts.

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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 605 – BLAST FROM THE PAST: Sojourner Truth [1797-1883], Evangelist, Abolitionist, and Women’s Rights Activist)

  1. Sandra says:

    Now that was a speech!!!

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