Essay on Sojourner Truth : Isabella Van Wagenen
Women’s Suffrage When her son Peter was illegally sold into slavery in Alabama, she filed charges and became the first African American woman to win a lawsuit. Truth worked with the Women’s Suffragist Movement until Elizabeth Cady Staton said that she did not support the vote for black women. Truth gave her famous “Ar’nt I a Woman?” speech at the Women’s Rights Convention.
Works In the Narrative of Sojourner Truth she described the severe conditions she endured as a slave. Truth was a nonviolent abolitionist and orator, and believed when African Americans put their faith in God, slavery would not longer exist. Truth believed that God had called on her to preach, and she thought the name Sojourner Truth embodied her faith in truth and justice.