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Ain't I a Woman?
Dr. Daisy Century Portrays
Sojourner Truth

Close-up of US Postal Black Heritage Sojourner Truth stamp.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Price: Free

Barron Arts Center

582 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
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Barron Arts Center

Event Description

Born Isabella Baumfree, the slave from a small town north of New York City changed hands several times, sold by one brutal owner to another just as harsh. 

In 1826, having been promised freedom, but then cruelly denied emancipation, she walked away and emancipated herself. 

She had an epiphany, became a devout Christian, and renamed herself Sojourner Truth, after which she began her travels as a preacher. 

In 1850, Sojourner began speaking on women's suffrage, believing the causes of abolition and women's rights to be intertwined and equally important. 

Dr. Daisy Century gives a commanding performance of Ms. Truth, bringing to life a woman who overcame incredible obstacles to take her rightful place among the leading figures of her day, including Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln, and Ulysses S. Grant. 

Dr. Century's performance encourages her audiences to consider the equal importance of the twin goals of racial and gender parity. 

Reservations are essential.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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