Sojourner Truth Essay

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Who is Sojourner Truth? Sojourner Truth changed the history for slavery. She was also an African-American abolitionist and women rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York. She was famous for her “Ain’t I a Woman” speech. She traveled the country often using her fearless voice to fight for human rights. Born Isabelle Baumfree in 1797, she was born to Jams and Elizabeth Baumfree in Swartekill, New York. She was born into slavery but historians estimated that was the time she was born. Being born into slavery wasn’t a great thing because they didn’t keep records of her.
Truth father, James Baumfree was also a slave that was captured in modern-day Ghana. Her mother, Elizabeth also known as Mau-Mau bet, was the daughter of slaves from Guinea.
Her family was owned by Colonel Hardenberg and lived at the colonel’s estate. After Colonels death, her family was separated. They had an auction with a flock of sheep and Isabelle was there, they sold her for $100. She had a new owner named John Neely which was very harsh and violent. She was sold again to John Dumont at west park during the years when she learned how to speak English. “ A&E Networks
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Her memoirs were published under the title The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave. Her friend Olive Gilbert wrote her book because she couldn’t read nor write, Williams Lloyd Garrison wrote the book’s preface. The book was about her life and what happened during the time. Truth spoke at the Women’s rights convention in Worcester, Massachusetts. She starts touring with George Thompson speaking with large crowds about slavery and human’s rights. On May 1851, Truth delivered her most famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman”. The speech took place at Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron. Her speech was about women suffering from own forms of discrimination. She successfully provokes a desire for

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