Amy Cafurello Sojourner Truth Project
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Sojourner Truth-(Isabella Baumfree)
"I'm not gonna die im gonna go home like a shooting star."
Skin Color does not matter
We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much.
Isabella Baum free was born in New York in 1797. Her father was sold for Slavery. When she was 9 she was sold with a flock of sheep for 100$. She continued to be sold for 1-2 years after. While a slave she fell in love with another slave named Robert. She then had 5 children. But the married couple never saw each other again. In 1826 She escaped with her daughter.
Isabella had many times where she had escaped. She lived in New York and became a house keeper. She stood a true abolitionist, and a women's rights activist. She changed her name to Sojourner Truth. She had become the first black women in Supreme Court to rescue her son. She made a speech at Ohio Women Rights. Known as "A'int I a women Speech."
Sojourner Truth is very important for her escaping acts. She is a very truthful person, and famous for her many quotes. Nell Painter said, "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 long term."
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