Women’s History Month Challenge, Day 7: Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) was born Isabella Baumfree, a Dutch-speaking slave.  She was an advocate for human rights, women’s rights, and an abolitionist.  She ran away from her master in 1827 after he refused to free her when the New York Anti-Slavery Law passed.  She changed her name to Sojourner Truth and turned to preaching after a religious conversion.  In 1850, the Narrative of Sojourner Truth—not an autobiography, as Sojourner was illiterate, but based off her own words—was published.  Her most famous speech, “Ain’t I A Woman?” was given in 1851 at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.
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Women’s History Month Challenge, Day 7: Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) was born Isabella Baumfree, a Dutch-speaking slave.  She was an advocate for human rights, women’s rights, and an abolitionist.  She ran away from her master in 1827 after he refused to free her when the New York Anti-Slavery Law passed.  She changed her name to Sojourner Truth and turned to preaching after a religious conversion.  In 1850, the Narrative of Sojourner Truthnot an autobiography, as Sojourner was illiterate, but based off her own words—was published.  Her most famous speech, “Ain’t I A Woman?” was given in 1851 at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.

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