SOJOURNER TRUTH and the Women's Movement

Nancy Thompson reads a short account of the remarkable life of a 19th century saint known as Sojourner Truth. Sojourner was also an important public figure during the struggles of the American abolitionist movement. She was a preacher of the gospel and a strong proponent of the rights of women. Her calling as a preacher follows her years in slavery and a powerful encounter with God, which resulted in her subsequent vision of Jesus Christ as her mediator and friend. This is a story worth hearing and considering. The topic and value of her story is as poignant to us today as it was over a century ago.