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Sojourner Truth

Fecha de nacimiento: 1797
Fecha de muerte: 26. Noviembre 1883

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Sojourner Truth fue una abolicionista y activista por los derechos de la mujer. Truth nació bajo la esclavitud, pero escapó con su hija en 1826. Después de recurrir a los tribunales para recuperar a su hijo, se convirtió en la primera mujer negra en ganar un juicio contra un hombre blanco. El nombre de nacimiento de Sojourner era Isabella Baumfree. Cambió su nombre a Sojourner Truth en 1843. Es ampliamente conocida por su discurso "Ain't I a Woman?"[1]​ , que fue pronunciado en 1851 en la "Convención de los derechos de la mujer de Ohio", en Akron, Ohio. Durante la Guerra Civil Estadounidense Truth ayudó en el reclutamiento de tropas negras de la Armada Americana. Después de la guerra, intentó infructuosamente conseguir concesiones de tierra del Estado Federal para antiguos esclavos.

Su nombre escogido es altamente simbólico ya que en inglés sojourner es la forma agente del verbo to sojourn, que significa "residir temporalmente"; truth significa "verdad". El compuesto parece significar pues "Residente temporal de la verdad".

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Frases Sojourner Truth

„Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.“

— Sojourner Truth
Context: That little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Jesus 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.

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„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?“

— Sojourner Truth
Context: 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?

„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?“

— Sojourner Truth
Context: 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?

„That little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Jesus Christ wasn't a woman!“

— Sojourner Truth
Context: That little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Jesus 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.

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„But then there came another rush of love through my soul, an' I cried out loud,- 'Lord, Lord, I can love even de white folks!“

— Sojourner Truth
Olive Gilbert & Sojourner Truth (1878), Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Bondswoman of Olden Time, page 159.

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