Sojourner Truth: The Tireless Orator
Sojourner Truth is one of the independent women from history who has stuck in my mind long after reading about her. I first learned about her in middle school and even though she did some pretty amazing things, it seems she doesn’t get a lot of press. She faced much adversity being an outspoken woman as well as a woman of color, but those obstacles did not stop her. Her religious convictions helped her press on to become a powerful orator, homeowner, and author. She even managed to win several cases she brought to court. I chuckled when she schooled the men in her speech “Ain’t I a Woman” where she pointed out that “man” had nothing to do with Christ. It was God and a woman who birthed the Christ.