Sojourner Truth — Black History Month

One of the pioneers of feminism, Sojourner Truth was also the first proponent of intersectional feminism. She addressed the nuance between women’s issues and those of Black people over a century and a half before Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the phrase. Born enslaved c. 1797, Truth fought and won a slander case where she was accused of murder, petitioned to retrieve her son who was kidnapped and sent to Alabama to be enslaved and spent her later years, traveling cross the country to speak against slavery. At 6 feet tall, with a booming voice and strong convictions, Sojourner spoke truth out loud.

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There is a ton more to learn about this amazing woman. Do so by clicking here.

 


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