Saturday, January 25, 2014

Powerful words over a century and a half later...

Sojourner Truth was a black woman, freed from slavery and one of the best-known freedom-fighters of her time and after.  She was anti-racism, anti-sexism...she was really just pro-people.

She was intelligent, strong, and daring in a time when those things weren't expected of any woman, let alone a black woman.

Her words are still important today.  Not solely for the messages of race and sex, but for the ultimate words of this recreated speech, I paraphrase: "If one person was able to turn the whole word upside-down singlehandedly, then why can't these people turn it back to its right place again?  If they want to, why not let them?"  And I'd add...why not help them?

Be the change you wish to see in the world...let's get it right side up again!

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