Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
Yeah. I resurface occasionally to say something. I have studied Mother Truth on and off. The Civil War monument in downtown Detroit has her sitting on it amongst soldiers and sailors. She's holding a wreath. I also visit her gravesite whenever possible.
Also addendum to my above remarks: Marcus Robinson was the official recorder (note taker/secretary) during the Ohio Women's Rights convention. I figure that his writings are more sustainable than Gage and Beecher and .... [brainfart - the woman who wrote the cookbook]. The three of them have left a mess (including proclaiming her dead when she was still upright and taking nourishment). Another addendum: Mother Truth wasn't an exact Quaker. She was more of a Seventh-Day Adventist and Evangelist and Non-denominational. She was a follower of John Harvey Kellogg -- thus explaining how she ended up in Battle Creek, Michigan. That's a hummm moment as the Mormons did not allow black membership until the 1970s. Today, the Mormon's maintain the upkeep of her gravesite. Overall, Mother Truth was a radical abolitionist and wholeheartedly embraced those principle. She's on my list of people I wish to have a conversation.
Well, we could sure use someone de-tangling her story. There's an awful lot of misinformation out there, between lazy history, carelessness and care less-ness. " Abolitionists " have become a big snore, which is SO bizarre- heck, before this state, PA, forgot where it came from, there was quite a bit of rubble here over the conversation. Dangerous, noisy conversation engaged in by unimaginably brave, endlessly tough people.
I don't know. Even trying to point out where on earth Sojourner was born becomes dragging a topic through mud, or a hedge, backwards. Really appreciate all the academia- anything to flesh out all 6 feet of her makes the past a lot shorter distance to travel, to meet her.