Sojourner Truth: The life and legacy HOW I ESCAPED CHILD MARRIAGE TO BECOME 2 days ago   00:48

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Google is remembering the life of anti-slavery and women's rights activist, Sojourner Truth.

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chris laro
1879.
chris laro
Now that IS genius! And to think, after her story and the stories of grand/divine women in this the fkd nation that trump-o the clown is potus. Tragic yet same time, divine - he became prez on the back of this woman's courage, bravery, soulfulness and most of all, her ability to UNITE. Lesson learned, donny. Read a book brother - HERS. Peace. Aho.
mountopian 1
1979??!!!! This is obviously a false story.
RUNNING MAN
They said she was born 1979? She is younger than me.
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HOW I ESCAPED CHILD MARRIAGE TO BECOME Sojourner Truth: The life and legacy 2 days ago   14:26

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As a teenager, Mercy Akuot’s Dad informed her that her schooling days were over, and she was to immediately get married to a man she knew as her uncle. She was told she had no choice,  that this was the custom and tradition. But for Mercy this tradition was wrong, and she fought back. She says she doesn’t blame her parents, but negative cultural practices that oppress women. Her story of survival drives her passion to support women and girls to stand up for themselves in Kakuma Camp, in South Sudan and around the world. (Recorded at TEDxKakumaCamp on June 9, 2018) When she was only 15, South Sudanese refugee Mercy Akuot was married off against her will, to an elderly man. She escaped the forced union and now advocates for women’s rights and supervises a women and girls empowerment program in the camp. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx