I was only nine years old when I was bought for $100 by John Neely.
If you don't obey my every command, than I will beat you till the sun goes down!!
I met Robert when I was 18, and fell in love with him.
It made me so sad when I found out I wasn't able to marry a man owned by a different person.
I met Sojourner Truth when I was 18, but never got to marry the love of my life.
I met Sojourner Truth when my slave owner introduced us.
I met Thomas after not being able to marry Robert.. We ended up having 5 children.
When the date arrived, however, he had a change of heart and refused to let her go.
I promised Isabella I’d grant her freedom on July 4, 1826, “if she would do well and be faithful.”
Sojourner Truth came to work for me as my housemaid, and in her time with me grew as a christian.
In 1843, with what I believed was my religious obligation to go forth and speak the truth, I changed my name to Sojourner Truth. and embarked on a journey to preach the gospel and speak out against slavery and oppression.
I embarked on a journey to preach the gospel and speak out against slavery and oppression.
In 1851, I spoke at the Women's Right's Convention, and talked about equal rights for black women.
Reporters published different transcripts of the speech where I used the rhetorical question, “Ain’t I A Woman?” to point out the discrimination I experienced as a black woman and used to be slave.