Analysis Of The Book ' Sojourner Truth ' Essay

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Mandatory Journal Assignment #2 Biography
Sojourner Truth was born around the 1797 in Ulster County, New York. Her story is one that shows not only character and commitment to the cause of feminism. The courage that she exhibited by breaking through the thick bonds of slavery and then fighting for abolition shows the extent to which Sojourner was an exceptional woman for the time that she lived in and also today.

Sojourner Truth was originally born with the name Isabella Baumfree and was born into slavery. She fell in love with a man named Robert who was also a slave. The two of them had a daughter, and when Sojourner was most likely in her twenties, she escaped slavery with her infant daughter. Eventually, she was made to marry an older slave named Thomas. She never saw Robert again and with Thomas she had a son named Peter and two daughters, Elizabeth and Sophia. Sojourner’s father was taken from modern-day Ghana and from then on her family was stuck in the evil system of slavery.

Her early years of freedom were marked by hardships in New York City, as she worked for an evangelist Elijah Pierson. She continued to work in various households, as a domestic. Sojourner was eventually able to rescue her son from slavery in Alabama. She became a member of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry, where she met a number of abolitionists, such as William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglas. She went on to tour with…

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