Sojourner Truth And The Truth

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Sojourner Truth was born in New York; around 1797, she was sold into slavery at an early age. She had many owners over the years. She married another slave from another farm and they had 5 children. After several years she ran away from her owner and went to work for a family as a maid. When she later became a free person, she became a Civil Rights Activist for women. Sojourner Truth was known for spontaneous speeches on racial equal opportunities. She was known for her speech “Anit I a Women “This speech was first given to an Ohio Women’s Rights convention in 1851. This is the life of events of Sojourner Truth, and how she was and still to this day remembered for all the work, and speeches she gave on injustice (bio, 2016).
Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth’s given name was Isabella Baumfree; she was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York. She was one of several children born to James and Elizabeth Baumfree. She was sold several times in her childhood, was married to a slave named Thomas, her slave owner picked him out, together they had five children. In 1799, New York wanted to abolish slavery. Emancipation was finalized on July 4, 1827. Isabella’s owner did not grant her freedom on July 4, 1826, as he promised; Isabella escaped with her daughter Sophia. Isabella went to work for Isaac and Maria Van Wagener, one year later, New York law emancipated all slaves, when Isabella tried to get her small son Peter, he had been sold into slavery in Alabama.…

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