Narrative Essay On Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth was a woman who had a tragic life as a slave. She was a women who had the guts to stand up for other women in the 18th century, which was quite rare. A women that fought for her slave family and friends to no longer suffer for the life they had. A women, in that time period it was historical to see a women have this much courage. Sojourner Truth, the black woman that did it all, she escaped from slavery, fought for those who were not free, and fought for woman who deserved to have a say. Her journey began since she was sold and bought into slavery at the age of 9. Sojourner was named Isabella from birth, her pseudonyme doesn't come in until later in the story. Her birth was never really in the books, but many believe she…show more content…
I think that “twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what’s all this here talking about? That man over there says that women need to 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? Then they talk about this thing in the head: what’s this they call it? [ Audience “intellect”] That’s it, honey. What’s that got to do with women’s rights or negroes’ rights? If my cup won’t hold but a pint, and yours hold a quart, wouldn't’ you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full? Then that little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ‘cause 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. If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it…show more content…
Many people supported her, she was working harder than ever trying to give speeches around the U.S. She was afraid that once things started to settle down for the movement acts, that it will take a long time to stir up again. She was right because four decades after her death in 1883 women would finally get a chance to vote. That still did not stop her she made it a life mission to get across people that the way they are living is not right. She changed people's views, she changed how women are seen, she might of not changed laws but she changed the way people lived. That is
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