Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

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  • Peter we are going to live with the Grears' now ok? You have been doing so well. I'm proud of you!
  • New York 1828
  • i'm hungry
  • Hi... I'm Sojourner Truth.
  • 1843, Isabella Baumfree changes her name to Sojourner Truth and travels to the East Coast to meet abolitionists 
  • Good afternoon Ma'am, my name is Fredrick Douglass. 
  • 1846, Sojourner Truth becomes an abolitionist and tells her story when she was a slave and decides to devote her life to ending slavery. 
  • And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?
  • 1864, The Civil War ended and the Freedman's Bureau in Washington DC invited Sojourner to come work with them to help ex-slaves.
  • Good day president Lincoln. I'm honored to be here!
  • Good day Sojourner! I'm pleased you could make it today!
  • 1867, Sojourner Truth starts a new program to help ex-slaves start a new life since there was such a large population of poverty. She asks Congress for property for them to live and farm but they reject the idea.
  • thanks..
  • Let me help you,  we can clean you up and figure where you can live and get a job . 
  • She was so good son. She lived a tremendous and full life!
  • November 26, 1883 Sojourner truth dies peacefully
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