Sojourner Truth was an Inspiration for other Women and Slaves

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Throughout history, there have been many people that have made an impact on the world today. Many of these individuals are well known while others are not spoken of as much. There is one person whom I think stands out the most for women. That person would be Sojourner Truth. During the year of 1797 Sojourner Truth was an African American woman who lived during the nineteenth century. Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree to the proud parents, James and Elizabeth Baumfree; she was born in a town called Esopus, NY. She died November 26, 1883 at the age of eight six at her home in Battle Creek, Michigan, leaving behind her five children. Unfortunately Truth was born into slavery; she was constantly traded between slave owners. Truth was later freed from slavery where she was forced to leave behind her husband, Thomas, and four of their children due to slavery. Over the many years that Truth was in slavery she was treated cruel and harsh. Although Truth faced many obstacles, that did not stop her. Truth worked really hard to make a huge difference in the world today. Sojourner Truth is known by many because she fought for the civil rights of others, and she used her knowledge to help inspire other slaves and women.
Although born Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth later changed her name in June 1843 because she felt that, “The Spirit call me [East], and I must go... the Lord gave me Truth, because I was to declare the truth to the people.” Sojourner means Traveler. Truth

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