And ain’t I a woman?
That little man in black there say a woman can’t have as much rights as a man ‘cause Christ wasn’t a woman.
Where did your Christ come from?
From God and a woman.
Man had nothing to do with him.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down, all alone,
together women ought to be able to turn it right side up again.
From ‘Ain’t I A Woman?’ by Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth was a black slave, who made this speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Ohio in 1852.
(Reflections are provided each week by a member of the congregation.)