From The Daily Dig
By Susannah Black
In 1844, in a field outside the town of Northampton, Massachusetts, a gang of young men showed up at a revival meeting, making trouble. The meeting’s organizers grew angry; the men – more than a hundred – redoubled their uproar. One of the meeting attendees, a forty-seven-year-old woman, hid behind a chest in the corner of the tent: “I am the only colored person here,” she thought, “and on me, probably, their wicked mischief will fall first, and perhaps fatally.”
The young men started to rock the tent-poles. And she gave herself a talking-to. “Shall I run away and hide from the devil? Me, a servant of the living God? Have I not faith enough to go out and quell that mob?” She tried, unsuccessfully, to convince a couple of friends to confront the men with her. She left the tent alone, and, the moon bright on the field, she walked up a rise nearby and began to sing.
Wikipedia. 2023. “Sojourner Truth.” Wikimedia Foundation. Last modified January 23, 2023. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth.
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