Life Of Being Born A Slave Essay

1416 Words Nov 14th, 2016 6 Pages
A virtuous and moral individual is someone who has high moral standards and is concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior. There has been many excellent examples of someone who transcended society by proving no matter what race or sexuality you are, they deserve the right to equal opportunity. Growing up during slavery times were hard for African American’s. Being treated the way they were, they were treated was an injustice and something no one should ever go through. By analyzing Isabella Baumfree under the self given name of Sojourner Truth’s early life of being born a slave, becoming a mother, having at least three of her children sold away from her, heading to freedom, fighting for abolition and women’s rights, advocacy during the civil war, her death and her legacy which lives on today. It is clear that Sojourner truth shaped her time.
Isabella Baumfree also known as Sojourner Truth. Back in her time African Americans were not actually called African Americans, we were called slaves, niggers, and other unruly names, but Ms. Truth stood for what she believed in and that was helping her people. She was born into a family of 12 (children wise) and they were all born into slavery. Her parents went by the names of James and Elizabeth Baumfree in the town of Swartekill, in Ulster County, New York. James was a slave captured in modern day Ghana and Elizabeth are also known as Mau-Mau Bet, was the daughter of slaves in Guinea. They were owned by Colonel…

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