5.10.2010

The Original "Super Woman"

Sojourner Truth.
"The Spirit calls me, and I must go."
This lady was born in 1796 into a slave family. In 1826, she was fed up with being a slave. She took her little girl, Sophia, and ran. She later said, "I did not run off, for I thought that wicked, but I walked off, believing that to be all right." She sure was a spit fire. Later on in life, she was a well known speaker. She spoke out for the slaves... especially the women. She ended up being invited to the White House by Abraham Lincoln, along with Frederick Douglass. She helped the president and sort of "advised" him on some of his decisions. She helped free the slaves and give people equal rights. I hope someday I can do the same.