“I am going to stay here and stand the fire.” -Sojourner Truth, circa 1843 #BlackHistoryMonth

If the Lord comes and burns I am going to stay here and stand the fire like Shadrach Meshach and Abednego Sojourner Truth circa 1843

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

“If the Lord comes and burns – as you say he will – I am not going away. I am going to stay here and stand the fire like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.” -Sojourner Truth, circa 1843

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans such as suffragist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in the history of the United States of America.

Sojourner Truth is one of the suffragists featured in the first Ask a Suffragist book, Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists. Get it today!

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"I am going to stay here and stand the fire." -Sojourner Truth, circa 1843 #BlackHistoryMonth