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Sojourner Truth Presentation

Sojourner Truth project

Kalani Bennett

on 19 December 2013

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Transcript of Sojourner Truth Presentation

Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth was an amazing abolistioist from equal rights. She was one of the people who stood up for what she wanted and she is one of the reasons why the world is different today.
Birth History
Sojourner Truth was born as Isabella Baumefree in Rifton, Ulster County, NY. 1797 circa. Back then they didn't keep records for when people where born. So no one ever really knew excatly when she was born.
Escaping Slavery
Isabella Baumefree was born as a slave. She was sold three times. A law passed saying that when a slave reached the age 25, that they must be freed. Her master failed to keep that promise so she escaped.
Being an abolitionist
A large part of being an abolistionist, is giving speechs and lectures. Which is excactly what she did! After she devoted her life to ending slavery, she when around the nation giving lot's of lectures.
Being an abolitionist
In 1843, she averred that the spirit "Called on her to preach the Truth" and gave her a new name, "Sojourner Truth"
as she gave her lectures, her adventures brought her to meet different abolitionists like William L. G and Frederick Dougless.
Frederick Douglass
Meeting new people
She also met woman's rights activist like Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady. She wanted to make a story about her life but
she couldn't read or write so she had Olive Gilbert help her publish The Narrative of Sojourner Truth.

Equal and Woman's rights
Sojourner Truth went on a nation-wide tour to lecture people about equal rights.(As I said.)
In 1851 she went to a woman's rights convention in Akron, Ohio sharing her most famous speech, "Ain't I a Woman?"

Sojourner Truth moved to Battle Creek, Michigan were her daughters lived.
She started working in the Underground Railroad helping the blacks escape to freedom.

Civil War
When the war started she traveled throughout different states and helped people escape to freedom and find homes to live in.
She also help people who were freed find
Sojourner Truth thanked Abraham Lincoln for helping to end slavery. She also worked in Virgina for a while helping freed slaves use their freedom in a responsible way. She asked Congress for land for the freed slaves to live on so that they were less dependent on land owners.
She was nearly blind and deaf at the end of her life. She developed a infection in her legs from all of the sores the she had gotten. She was given treatment by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg at Battle Creek Sanitarium. This treatment was not successful and she passed away at her home.
After Life
People really noticed Sojourner Truth and honored her work. She was a large influance in our country. She is part of the reason why we are where we are today. Lots of people came to her funaral hundreads of people. She is well-known in our today lives.
“If women want rights more than they got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.”
Sojourner Truth

“I'm not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.”
― Sojourner Truth
“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.”
― Sojourner Truth
“That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me!
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Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman?
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I have borne five children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman
― Sojourner Truth
“I feel safe in the midst of my enemies, for the truth is all powerful and will prevail.”
― Sojourner Truth

“Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.”
― Sojourner Truth
“Then I will speak upon the ashes.”
― Sojourner Truth
“You have been having our rights so long, that you think, like a slave-holder, that you own us. I know that it is hard for one who has held the reins for so long to give up; it cuts like a knife. It will feel all the better when it closes up again.”
― Sojourner Truth
“It is the mind that makes the body.”
― Sojourner Truth

“Where there is so much racket, there must be something out of kilter”
― Sojourner Truth, Narrative of Sojourner Truth
Trick question
How many times was Sojourner Truth sold as a slave.

Trick question Answer
Zero. She was already free when she changed her name to Sojourner Truth
Battle Creek, Michigan
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