Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth, 1797-1883

“My name is Sojourner Truth. I was a slave until 1828. Then I found refuge with Quakers who treated me as a spiritual equal. At a meeting of women’s rights activists the noise from heckling clergymen was so bad that no one could quieten them. Then I spoke out: ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ By the time I finished, the disrespect had turned to a roar of approval. They named a space rover after me.”

Researched and read by Margaret Murray

Animated by Christian Porter, Glasgow School of Art

Location: New York, USA

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