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Sojourner Truth Archive

Going to Battle: Sojourner Truth and the United States Immigration Ban

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When news of the executive order on immigration broke last week, I was looking at a photograph of Sojourner Truth. The picture had been open on my desk for days—an object of an essay I’m writing—and its content struck a particular and heartrending chord.

Clearing off the Cobwebs: Seneca Falls, New York and the first Women’s Rights Convention

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I was hopeful a few weeks ago, on Halloween weekend, when I drove to Seneca Falls, New York. There, in 1848, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other reformers organized the first Women’s Rights Convention...