August 18, 2017

A Moment in Black Herstory Month: Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth. Her name says so much about who I pray that we will all strive to be: one who takes rest in Truth.

 

On this 8th day, we celebrate her courage and wisdom, and give thanks for her clarity of mind. Sojourner Truth lived in a time when being black and female meant that you were less than, unworthy –not even a woman. But she rested in the Truth that womanhood was not confined to dainty white women. Indeed, womanhood included her: a person who could, “work as much and eat as much as a man…and bear the lash as well!”

Unfortunately, Black women in the United States still live in a time where we have to yell out ‪#‎aintiawoman‬! Black women work just as hard, and just as long as any man, yet Black women in the United States only make 60 cents for every 1 dollar made by a white man.

 

 

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