sojourner truth

sojourner truth

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life of sojourner truth

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  • life of sojourner truth
  • life in slavery
  • escape from slavery
  • Look the North Star , This is our time to escape LETS GO!
  • Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.
  • underground rail road
  • Slaves, especially those in the field, worked from sunrise until sunset. Even small children and the elderly were not exempt from these long work hours. Slaves were generally allowed a day off on Sunday, and on infrequent holidays such as Christmas or the Fourth of July.
  • woman rights
  • people trying to escape slavery had many clues they could rely on to find out where "North" actually was. They knew moss usually grew on the North sides of the tree. They also observed that migrating birds flew north in the summer.
  • sojourners death
  • The underground rail road helped the slaves escape because most of the songs that they sung were CODES. It also helped them because it led them to freedom.
  • escaping
  • The movement's early leaders began their fight for social justice with the cause of the slaves , and learned from Anti-Slavery Societies how to organize, publicize and articulate a political protest.
  • Sojourner Truth died at her home in Battle Creek, Michigan, On November 26,1883. She is buried alongside her family at Battle Creek's Oak Hill Cemetery.
  • sojourner truth
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