The Wedding Date

"What's so funny?" he asked. "I was just thinking about a dream I had last night." "What was it about?" "It was about chivalrous knights in polka dotted tights." She began to laugh again. He didn't crack a smile. "What's so funny about that?" She sobered at once. "Oh, Reyesh, where's your sense of humor?" …

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Sojourner Truth

Empowered by her religious faith, the former slave worked tirelessly for many years to transform national attitudes and institutions. According to Nell Painter, Princeton professor and Truth biographer, "No other woman who had gone through the ordeal of slavery managed to survive with sufficient strength, poise and self-confidence to become a public presence over the …

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