245) Like Martin Luther King in a far distant time and place, Sojourner Truth
did not let her proclivity for peaceful resistance tame or silence her.
And it was the housing problem that led to months of discord in a northwest section of Detroit, called the Sojourner Truth
Housing Project, as white Detroiters picketed and threatened violence if African-Americans were allowed to occupy the Truth Homes at a time when "only one other project in the city housed blacks, despite the growing inner-city housing shortage.
When that happened, said Nomani, "I quoted Sojourner Truth
when she said, 'If they burn us out, then I shall preach upon the ashes.
For in this small treasure trove are the images of citizens who would not fit into the stereotypes of their day and who, like Sojourner Truth
, demand even now that we look at them.
While on the whole chapter three persuasively argues that Sojourner Truth
's improvisational discursive style distinguishes her as an admirable blues trickster, the imprecision of naming her a writer evidences more than hurried articulation or careless thinking: it contradicts Douglass-Chin's primary contention that Sojourner Truth
did not need to read or write to know herself and to make herself known.
From Frederick Douglas and Sojourner Truth
to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pulling John Brown, Sojourner Truth
, Robert Owen, Susan B.
The speech by the unschooled feminist Sojourner Truth
in 1851 - "Ain't I A Woman?
Gloria Wade Gayles has a series of poems commemorating "ancestors": Sojourner Truth
, Phillis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Ida Barnett, Mary Bethune, Zora Neale Hurston, and Fannie Lou Hamer.
All I could do was talk about desire while I rendered the face of the Sojourner Truth
Apartments, like a myopic Monet, in different light.
And, no table of contents is provided in two of the volumes (Narrative of Sojourner Truth
and A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life).
Percy Lavon Julian Paul Robeson Sojourner Truth
Harriet Tubman Granville T.