Sojourner Truth and Tahirih
Sister Stars in a Constellation
In this women’s history month we pay tribute, (with a poem titled Sojourner and Tahirih) to two women who by the sheer force of their souls moved humanity forward in its path toward the emancipation of women.
They lived on different sides of the world but were contemporaries in the nineteenth century, two stars in a constellation of brilliant and dedicated women. They are impressive not only by their records of achievement but also by the tremendous sacrifices they made.
The first one is well known to western historians. She is Isabella Baumfree, better known as Sojourner Truth. She was an itinerant speaker for the cause of abolition and women’s suffrage, after having been a slave for most of her life, having borne thirteen children and lost most of them thru their sale to other plantations.
We remember Sojourner Truth in particular…
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