Tuesday, November 11, 2014
What's dat got to do with women's rights or niggers' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint and yourn holds a quart, wouldn't ye be mean not to let me have my little half-measure full?
Sojourner Truth (c. 1777-1883), African American suffragist and abolitionist; later an itinerant preacher and advocate of various social reforms including abolition, woman suffrage, an. As quoted in The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, part 2: "Book of Life," by Frances W. Titus (1875).
Said at the 1851 Woman's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, in response to a minister who had cited women's supposedly inferior intelligence as a reason to deny them suffrage and other rights.