Analyzing Sojourner Truth's Speech '

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Sojourner truth is seen as a voice to many people. While many people stayed quiet, Sojourner was strong and stood up for equality. In her speech she states, “I could work as much and eat as much as a man- when I could get it- and bear the lash as well.” This is showing how she believes that she is a strong as a man and that she would be able to be treated as one and endure the same. In her speech she says that white women are seen as delicate flowers, while African American woman aren’t. Sojourner also shows how strong she is when she say’s, “I have borne thirteen children and seen them most all sold off to slavery.” Most moms wouldn’t bare losing thirteen children, but she stayed strong even though it hurt inside and fought for their freedom.

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