Sojourner Truth: A Woman of Courage

1208 WordsFeb 16, 20185 Pages
Sojourner Truth wasn't just a hero to blacks, slaves, and women. She was also an abolitionist and a champion of women's rights speaking through the country. She acted on her feelings about life and the way it should be. But, in Battle Creek, Michigan where Sojourner Truth spent her last years, and everywhere else, she is known for her powerful speeches that traveled the nation advocating for the fair treatment of freed slaves. Sojourner Truth was born in 1797, born into slavery, and was given the name Isabella Baumfree. Sojourner’s parents, were also slaves, in Ulster county N.Y. Because slave trading was very prominent in those days, Sojourner was traded and sold many times. Sojourner ran away from slavery before the Emancipation act was published, and changed her name to Sojourner Truth. This name has great meaning, because she intended on telling the truth to all people about slavery. Sojourner also wanted a religious name. Sojourner set out on her mission, to educate all people on the subject of slavery, and became a very powerful speaker. She became a very influential speaker for women’s rights, as well for the abolishment of slavery all over the country. She became famous for being the first black women to speak out against slavery. Sojourner died at her home in Battle Creek, Michigan. She left behind a legacy of ideas and principles for other great black leader to follow. She will always be remembered for her courage, perseverance, diligence, and patience Truth was
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