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The Pamela Positive: \”Where Did your Christ Come From? From God and a Woman…\” – Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth on the rights of women…

\”Then that little man in black there, he says women can\’t have as much rights as men, \’cause Christ wasn\’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain\’t got nothing more to say.\”

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) was born into slavery in New York.  She escaped in 1826, and became an activist for abolitionism, and for women\’s rights.  She was one of the first black women to defeat a white man in court, over custody of her son, who was still in slavery.  Truth delivered her famous speech \”Ain\’t I a Woman\” at the Ohio Women\’s Rights Convention in 1851.