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Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was born into a slave family in New York. She was born with the name Isabella Baumfree. In 1810 she started working as a slave until 1827 when she escaped to a Quaker family, the Van Wageners. She satrted working for them as a domestic. Isabella changed her name to Sojourner Truth in 1843. Truth became involved in moral reform and started her career as a street preacher. She had great knowlwdge of the Bible. She as an abolitionist, evangaelist and a feminist. She is most famous for her speech at the Women's Rights Convention in 1851 known as "Aint I A Woman?". Truth died of old age and ulcerated legs in 1883


1797 - Birth1810- Began slavery1827 - Escaped slavery1843 - Changed her name.1846 - Becomes an abolitionist 1850 - Narrative was publised1851 - Gave famous "Aint I A Woman?" speech1883 - Truth dies of old age

She went to court to get her son Peter back into the state of New York after he had been sold to slave owners in Alabama. She created a narrative of her life story and sold it to get by, financially. She was a part of the very first group of women to be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Lasting Impact

Sojourner Truth was a great leader in the fight to end slavery.

-NASA built a Mars rover and named it after "Sojourner" after her.-She recurited black soilders to fight for the Union during the Civil War.-She met Abraham Lincoln to tell him her life story.

Georgia Standard: 4th gradeSS4H7: The student will examine the main ideas of the abolitionist and suffrage movements.b. Explain the significance of Sojourner Truth to the abolition and suffrage movements.Citations"Biography for Kids: Sojourner Truth." Ducksters. Technological Solutions, Inc. (TSI), Apr. 2014. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. .Foner, Eric , and John A. Garraty. "Sojourner Truth." A&E Television Networks, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. ."Sojourner Truth Timeline." Sojourner Truth Timeline. N.p., 1 Jan. 2005. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. .



"Ain't I A Woman?"

Sojourner Truth


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