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And ain’t I a woman? - Sojourner Truth (3)
Poster ID: CL78043
Category: Political/Other
Designer: Ann Grifalconi
Year: 1970s
Country: American
Approximate Size 23 x 18 inches
Condition: Very Good
Price: $250

1971 Silkscreen with quote from African American abolitionist and women's rights activist, Sojourner Truth: man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman? The Illustrator, Ann Grifalconi, was the author of several books for children and has worked with many writers such as Elizabeth Bishop, Lucille Clifton, Walter Dean Myers, and Tillie S. Pine. She died this year on February 19, 2020.

Keywords: Women's rights,Abolitionism,Civil Rights,Black History,Abolitionist Movement,American History,Slavery,Black Interest,The Man Over There,Ann Grifalconi