Tuesday, November 11, 2014
I am sometimes told that "Women aint fit to vote. Why, don't you know that a woman had seven devils in her: and do you suppose a woman is fit to rule the nation?" Seven devils aint no account; a man had a legion in him.
Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883), African American suffragist and abolitionist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 2, ch. 18, by Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, and herself (1882).
The former slave, itinerant preacher, and beloved activist in the woman suffrage movement said this on May 10, 1867, at a national convention of the American Equal Rights Association.