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    AIN'T I A WOMAN


    Harriet Tubman was an American abolitionist and political activist. Born into slavery, Tubman escaped and subsequently made some 13 missions to rescue approximately 70 enslaved people, including family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.


    Sojourner Truth was an American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son in 1828, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.


    "Ain't I a woman?" Some historical evidence suggests Sojourner Truth never asked her most famous question. But doesn't it have some relevance to all Black women? What are the measurements or plume line of a strong Black woman; is it Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Angela Davis, Dorothy Height, Betty Shabazz, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Shirley Chisholm or Michelle Obama. Are strong Black women all the same. I don't think it's all about lipstick, attitude and high heels otherwise Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman wouldn't make the cut. I believe a strong Black woman is the one who has gone through a struggle that facilitated others and not just self. They are the ones who have felt pain and have received the gains in life. It is not about rearing children, being married but carrying the burdens of life for others as well as family. Strength is determined by what you can carry and that always involve supporting or serving others.