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Transcript of Sojourner Truth
The Time Period (1800's)
Turning from Culture
No Right's Like Men's Rights
Diffusion Through the United States
Childhood and Lifestyle
Sojourner Truth never recieved an education but she memorized whole bible verses.
At the age of nine she was sepereated from her family and sold to the Dumont family. As a teenager working for the Dumonts, she met another slave, named Robert and they both got married and raised several children.
She was emancipated in 1827 by a neighboring abolitionist.
Truth became a powerful speaker in 1843 when she joined a religious group and traveled speaking on the behalf of slaves. These journeys led her to meet famous advocates for Women's Rights and other abolitionists.
In 1851, Truth delivered her famous Ain't I a Woman speech at a convention in Ohio.
During the Civil War, Truth volunteered to help the soldiers fighting.
In 1864, Truth met Abraham Lincoln.
After the war ended, Truth went to speak publicly again but to mainly white audiences. She also organized efforts to provide jobs to black refugees from the war.
Sojourner Truth died on November 26, 1883 in Battle Creek Michigan because of an infection of the ulcers in her legs.
Sojourner Truth's Work
Though Sojourner Truth did achieve many things, she did not win any awards.
In 1871 Sojourner Truth was the first woman to vote at the Michigan State election.
Sojourner Truth was 6' 2" and was stronger than most men during this time.
Truth was often mistaken as a male.
Robert (Her husband) and Truth weren't allowed to be together by her owners and were beaten after being seen together.
Sojourner Truth was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
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Isabella Baumfree (self named Sojourner Truth) was born in 1797.
She lived in Ulster County, New York for nine years.
She was born as the youngest of twelve in a family of slaves.
Ain't I a Woman
Sojourner Truth gave her most famous speech, Ain't I a Woman, at a Women's Rights Convention in Ohio in 1851.
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is an autobiography written by Sojourner Truth. The Preface is written by Harriet Beecher Stowe and tells about Sojourners life as a slave and traveler.
In 1843, Sojourner Truth declared a connection with the Spirit and the Spirit told her to spread the Truth. This is where Truth got her name: Sojourn (a temporary stay, much like they travel) and Truth, Sojourner Truth. This religious expierience led to Truth speaking publicly on issues regarding segregation and Women's Rights.