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Sojourner Truth

Definition of the noun sojourner truth

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noun

  1. United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)

Person

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Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. 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. Sojourner Truth was named Isabella Baumfree when she was born. She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 1843. Her best-known extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves.

Writings

"Sojourner Truth" is a book by Patricia McKissack.

  • also known as "Sojourner Truth: Ain't I A Woman (Scholastic Biography)", "Sojourner Truth: ain't I a woman?"

Artwork

"Sojourner Truth" is a public artwork by Canadian sculptor Artis Lane, located at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C., United States.

  • also known as Sojourner Truth Bust
  • completed in (7 years ago)
  • subject: Sojourner Truth

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture. A-C. Volume 1

Sojourner Truth stands as a hero among the most prominent and towering figures in the 19th-century abolitionist and...

Sojourner Truth wasborn about 1797 in Ulster County, New York, not too long after the end of the American Revolution.

Google previewThe Ellen G. White Encyclopedia (2014)

by Denis Fortin, Jerry Moon

Sojourner Truth After the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, thousands of exslaves fled to Washington, D.C., expecting to find freedom and safety. Instead, the encampment called Freedman's Village offered terrible housing, little food, and no ...

Google previewThe Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997)

by Junius P. Rodriguez

Gage, an abolitionist and women's rights leader, wrote an account of the speech, which was then included in an 1875 revision of Truth's Narrative of the Life of Sojourner Truth. Gage cast the speech in a caricature of slave dialect, which Truth ...

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I am not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star. (Sojourner Truth)
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