"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right-side up again. I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns and no man could head me. It is evident in each of these biographies that both Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman are now recognized as women and as an agent of change. " The entire church now roared with deafening applause. I have born 13 children and seen most all sold into slavery and when I cried out a mother's grief none but Jesus heard me. The following is a list of some books about the lives and accomplishments of these two women. What's intellect got to do with women's rights or black folks' rights? Nobody ever helped me into carriages or over mud puddles or gives me a best place. You see Sarah Boone, a black woman, invented the ironing board and Matzelinger, a black man, invented the shoe lasting machine.“Oh well,” she said, “please go and do something to your hair.” Theo ran in his room to comb his hair, but the comb was not there.You see, Walter Sammons, a black man, invented the comb.Theo decided to just brush his hair, but the brush was gone.
His mother took one look at him and said “Theo, where are your shoes, and those clothes are all wrinkled son, I must iron them.” But when she reached for the ironing board it was no longer there.Several ministers attended the second day of the Woman's Rights Convention, and were not shy in voicing their opinion of man's superiority over women. " half a dozen women whispered loudly, fearing that their cause would be mixed up with Abolition. "That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. One claimed "superior intellect", one spoke of the "manhood of Christ," and still another referred to the "sin of our first mother." Suddenly, Sojourner Truth rose from her seat in the corner of the church. Sojourner walked to the podium and slowly took off her sunbonnet. She began to speak in her deep, resonant voice: "Well, children, where there is so much racket, there must be something out of kilter, I think between the Negroes of the South and the women of the North - all talking about rights - the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. Nobody helps Sojourner raised herself to her full height. Look at my arm." She bared her right arm and flexed her powerful muscles. Stone was known for using her maiden name after marriage, as the custom was for women to take their husband's surname.Stone's organizational activities for the cause of women's rights yielded tangible gains in the difficult political environment of the 19th century.LIFE WITHOUT BLACK PEOPLE A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away.