Friday, August 24, 2012


Picture from the series "Roswell" (great show by the way) that I found was never downloaded on my camera! Not one of my favorites but I like her expression :P

A portrait of Sojourner Truth for my Black American History class. It was meant to look less realistic and more metallic to show her strength. The girl in the corner is one of her daughters that she fought to keep from being sold to slavery. 

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever 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?

-Sojourner Truth's speech: Ain't I a Woman 

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