Sojourner Truth Quotes (44 quotes)
“Sisters, I ain't clear what you be after. If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it?”
As quoted in Sojourner Truth : A Self-made Woman (1974) by Victoria Ortiz
“That little man in black over there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.”
Ain't I A Woman, a speech delivered in 1851
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSojourner Truth
Born: November 18, 1787
Died: November 26, 1883 (aged 96)
Occupation: Activist, abolitionist, author
Bio: Sojourner Truth was the self-given name, from 1843 onward, of Isabella Baumfree, an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.