As we close to the end of February, do not stop paying homage to the Moral leaders who paved the way for your success. Today, CPR considers the leadership of Sojurner Truth. Sojourner Truth (legal name Isabella Van Wagener) was an American abolitionist of New York Dutch heritage and a women's rights activist. A former slave, Sojourner Truth became an outspoken advocate for abolition, temperance, and civil and women’s rights in the nineteenth century. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. Her Civil War work allowed her to meet President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. After going to court to recover her son in 1828, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.
As we consider the quote of heroine Sojourner Truth, "I feel safe amid my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail." While many may view the statement and say how brave Sojourner Truth was, the reality is that she was wise beyond her years; she was intentional in erring on the side of truth and understood the most basic premise of what is in the dark eventually comes to light, and the truth will prevail.
Whether in our personal or professional lives, Sojourner's statement should resonate if you do the work to transform into a Moral & ethical leader. Please be sure to visit the CPR Moral Leadership Coaching platform via CPR Moral Leadership Coaching - YouTube