Sojourner Truth Biography

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Sojourner Truth Biography

Sojourner Truth

*Sojourner Truth was 6 foot 2 inches tall. * In 1871 Sojourner Truth was the first woman ever to vote in the Michigan State election. *In 1828 she became the first black woman who took a white man to court and won.

Links to Lessons!***

Connections to Literature! *Sojourner Truth's America by Margaret Washington*My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner by Amy Turner*A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth by David A. Adler (Author), Gershom Griffith (Illustrator)

Fun Facts

Lasting Impact

Sojourner Truth was a supporter of both women's rights and abolition, or the fight to end slavery. At a woman's rights convention in Ohio in 1851, she gave one of her most famous speeches, called "Ain't I a Woman."


Birth & Death

Isabella Baumfree, a.k.a Sojourner Truth was born in Ulster County, New York. She had 12 siblings born to parents, James and Elizabeth Baumfree. Truth's birth date was not recorded, but historians estimate that she was born around 1797. Truth passed away in her home in Batle Creek, Michicagan, on November 26, 1883.

SS4H7 The student will examine the main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movements. a. Discuss the biographies of Harriet Tubman and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. b. Explain the significance of Sojourner Truth to the abolition and suffrage movements.

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