Women’s History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, Kathy Evans, DLC 727 President would like to celebrate the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth.
Truth was an African-American abolitionist and
women rights activist. She was born a slave in
1797, but escaped to freedom with her infant daughter Sophia,
leaving her two other children behind.
Her 5-year-old son was was illegally sold to a man in Alabama and she took the issue to court and got her son back. This was written in history as the first time an African-American woman successfully challenged a white man in a United States Court.
“Ain’t I a woman?”
Sojourner Truth was an activist for women’s rights and she challenged the norms of racial injustice.