2). Sojourner Truth
(1797-1883) campaigned for equality and justice alongside white female suffragist Susan B. Anthony. With her quiet strength, Truth silenced a boisterous crowd during the 1851 Ohio Women’s Right’s Convention with her deep voice, “And ar’n’t I a woman? Look at me, look at my arm,” and she bared her right arm to the shoulder, showing its tremendous muscular power. “I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me—and ar’n’t I a woman?
I could work as much and eat as much as a man, and bear de lash as well—and ar’n’t I a woman?”
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