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“She Persisted!”

“Nevertheless, she persisted!” Sojourner Truth is one among millions of our foremothers who “persisted,” just as millions of women, and men of good will, are persisting today and will continue to persist! I love that word – persist!

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Sojourner Truth

Once upon a time, in New York, not far from where I live in New Jersey, a baby girl known as Isabella Baumfree was born into slavery to a Dutch-speaking master.  She was auctioned off at the age of nine … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Linda and I spontaneously took off today on a women’s history road trip to Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Park, Hyde Park NY.  Displays were organized around ER as a Journalist, Activist, Diplomat, Party Leader, Educator, Grandmother.  We also found … Continue reading

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Sojourner Truth

Today–October 4th–in 2002 a statue was erected honoring Sojourner Truth in Florence, Massachusetts, a village near Northampton. It is one of my favorite statues.

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Sojourner Truth

This statue of Sojourner Truth is in Florence, Massachusetts, a factory town founded by members of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, a utopian community of people who believed in equality. She lived in a home she bought, which … Continue reading

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