Quotation by Sojourner Truth

Dat little man in black dar, he say women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wan't a woman! Whar did your Christ come from? Whar did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothin' to do wid Him.
Sojourner Truth (1797–1883), African American human rights activist and preacher. As represented by Frances D. Gage and printed in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 1 ch. 6 (1881).

Remarks made on the second day of the Woman's Rights Convention held in Akron, Ohio, May 28-29, 1851; Truth was responding to a point made by a man in attendance. Gage, the President of the Convention, wrote up Truth's remarks from memory. Born a slave in Ulster County, New York, and named Isabella Baumfree, Truth had been freed by New York State law in 1827. In 1843, she had a religious vision which led her to change her name and become an itinerant preacher. She also became a prominent and beloved figure in the woman suffrage and anti-slavery movements.
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