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Sojourner Truth: Transcendentalist

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Ashley Straley

on 30 October 2013

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Transcript of Sojourner Truth: Transcendentalist

Sojourner Truth: Transcendentalist
Sojourner Truth: a Transcendentalist to be Remembered
Sojourner Truth was a unique woman who lived her life the way she felt she should. Despite what was acceptable, she did and said and fought for what she believed. Transcendentalists follow their own personal principles, and she certainly did. Through her many efforts, she helped many important causes to be realized and will be forever remembered for it.
Fighting for Women's Suffrage
Sojourner Truth was a leader in the fight for women's rights and spoke on many occasions about the cause. She toured the country, speaking at places such as the National Women's Rights Convention in Worcester, Massachusetts and the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron. She delivered famous speeches, her most famous being her "Ain't I a Woman?" speech, which earned her immense fame. Although she did not see the results of her efforts in her lifetime, her work helped shape the world we live in today.
The Every Day Life of Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth led her everyday life the way a true Transcendentalist would. She courageously escaped slavery and fought a white man in court for the custody of her son. She became a preacher and changed her name to something worthy of God's plan for her. She toured the country to speak about her beliefs on abolition and women's rights, leading people the way her principles told her she should.
Fighting for the Abolition of Slavery
Abolition was the thing that got Sojourner Truth started in her reform career, and it was the only cause she saw realized in her lifetime. She was born a slave, so this cause was personal. She joined abolitionist organizations and spoke about slavery to crowds throughout the country. She helped recruit black troops for the civil war and tried to desegregate streetcars in Washington by riding on the cars for whites. On at least one occasion she got to speak with President Abraham Lincoln about her beliefs and experiences. She was a former slave who worked hard to rise to greatness and help others do the same.
Sojourner Truth's contributions to Transcendentalism
Sojourner Truth fought for many important causes by following her own personal principles and always doing what she felt was right. She is very important to history and the Transcendentalist Movement.
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