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Deborah Nedelman's picture

Welcome to the Dinner Party -

Sojourner Truth - here is her rage, her grief, and the complex face of woman that she presented to the world. This is the woman who bared her breasts at a public forum in Indiana in 1858 to prove that she was a woman. In this depiction she has only one arm/hand - her left and it is in a closed fist, as Liza points out. Is her other tied behind her back? There is both strength and solidity in this picture but the over arching emotion that it evokes in me is the grief of anonymity.

I appreciate being included in this class,

Deborah '69

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