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Thread #2574   Message #10624
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18-Aug-97 - 03:50 AM
Thread Name: The Testimony Of Patience Kershaw-child miner
Subject: RE: Lyrics: song about child labor & girl coal m
Looks like we're working on this at the same time, Alan. I think you're right. My guess is that it was the Sojourner Truth "Ain't I a Woman?" speech, but the Patience Kershaw song is closer to what was requested.
Here's the Sojourner Truth speech:
http://www.digitalsojourn.org/speech.html
Priscilla Herdman did a musical rendition of the speech in her 1987 "Darkness Into Light" album. Very powerful song.
-Joe Offer-