Updated: Jul 2
Juneteenth 2021 - "I celebrate the day we as a nation recognize the emancipation of enslaved citizens and recognize their contributions to this nation and the world. We cannot be free until we are all free. Reparations are coming," from I am Sojourner Truth, screenplay by T.A. Terga. .
It was plain to see that a people without jobs and education would live in chains. For 3
years Sojourner Truth, the African Sybil, campaigned for the freedmen’s land grants in the west and collected hundreds of signatures everywhere she spoke – but all to no avail for the politics of freedom had already taken root in bureaucracy.
She thanked President Lincoln in person for his proclamation of emancipation having already toiled long and hard to support the regiments. So the freedmen’s village counselor she became, and when they came out of bondage in despair her arms were outstretched.
During her DC Sojourn, Truth saw to it that the trolley system was Ok with people of all kinds on board its train.
And speaking of LGBTQ rights, did you know Sojourner Truth was several times questioned about her gender?
In her zest for equal rights she said, “Let equal rights come.”
Later on, the refugees in Kansas proved her right. But who listened anyhow? Perhaps they’ll listen now, and their souls will come to rest in peace. That is what the Spirit of Truth wants for the people of the world.
Where would we stand if our learned and powerful leaders don’t concede to the power of the Lord Jesus manifesting as the wronged and the pain of the suppressed?
References Fitch, Suzanne Pullon and Mandziuk, Roseann M. Sojourner Truth as Orator. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1997. Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth. “A Life a Symbol.” New York, W. W. Norton & Company. 1996. Truth, Sojourner. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth with “Book of Life” and “Memorial Chapter.” Introduction and Notes by Imani Perry. New York, Barnes and Noble Classics, 2005.