Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

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  • Sojourner Truth
  • Early Life
  • Slavery
  • Sojourner Truth was a civil rights activist. She was born to slaves, and sold along with a flock of sheep for $100 before she had even reached her teens.
  • After Slavery
  • I'M FREE!!
  • Sojourner Truth was born in 1797. Her parents were Elizabeth Baumfree and James Baumfree. Her siblings were Michael, Nancy, Diana, Elizabeth, Hannah, Peter, & Sophia. She didn't get an education because she was a slave, and slaves weren't aloud to get educated.
  • Death
  • Sojourner Truth was an author and domestic worker.
  • Accomplishments
  • After gaining her freedom, she wrote several books on civil rights and also became an orator, delivering such famous speeches as "Ain't I a Woman."
  • Sojourner Truth died when she was 86 years old (November 26, 1883).
  • She became a noted speaker for both the Abolitionist movement and the women's rights movement. During the American Civil War, she organized collection of supplies for the Union, and moved to Washington, D.C., after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued to work with former slaves. She met President Abraham Lincoln.
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