Sojourner Truth: “Life is a hard battle anyway…

“Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.”

– Sojourner Truth

Source: portrait taken in 1864 – National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (https://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.78.207).