Foremothers | Day 8 | Sojourner Truth
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Forget what your 8th-grade teacher taught you.

Sojourner Truth's life was so juicy, so "say what!?," that you cannot miss this live discussion.  She is everyone's favorite spiritual leader, yes.  But did you know that Sojourner Truth bore the child of a slave owner, then - when she escaped his bondage - she sued his ass for custody and won!  Sojourner Truth was the first Black woman to go to court against a white man in America and win. Bring your tambourines as we hit the streets for a Truth Revival! We honor her hope and fervent calling today.

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Sweet Honey in the Rock - Sojourner's Battle Hymn:

Cicely Tyson performs Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a woman?":

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