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People/Characters: Sojourner Truth

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American Politics: A Graphic History by Laura Locker
American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War by Ted Widmer
Americans Who Tell the Truth by Robert Shetterly
Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South by Deborah Gray White
Beacons of liberation : twelve black leaders by Shango Baku
Before the Civil War by Academic Industries
Black History in Its Own Words by Ron Wimberly
Black Women in White America: A Documentary History by Gerda Lerner
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 by Cokie Roberts
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places by Ursula K. Le Guin
Elizabeth Van Lew: Civil War Spy (Signature Lives: Civil War Era) by Heidi Schoof
Fifty Black Women Who Changed America by Amy Alexander
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby
The Greatest: Muhammad Ali by Walter Dean Myers
Harriet Jacobs: A Life by Jean Fagan Yellin
History: A Very Short Introduction by John H. Arnold
Home is With Our Family by Joyce Hansen
How Lincoln Learned to Read: Twelve Great Americans and the Educations That Made Them by Daniel Wolff
In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860 by James Oliver Horton
Inspiring Women of Faith: Corrie Ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, Florence Nightingale, Sojourner Truth by W. Terry Whalin
Journey Toward Freedom: The Story of Sojourner Truth by Jacqueline Bernard
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom by David F. Walker
Lincoln as I Knew Him: Gossip, Tributes and Revelations from His Best Friends and Worst Enemies by Harold Holzer
Man-Eaters Volume 1 by Chelsea Cain
A Mirror for Greatness: Six Americans by Bruce Bliven
My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth by Ann Turner
Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Sojourner Truth
Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth by Anne Rockwell
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler
Rabble Rousers: Twenty American Women Who Made a Difference by Cheryl Harness
A Separate Battle: Women and the Civil War (Young Readers' History of the Civil War) by Ina Chang
Sojourner Truth (Junior World Biographies) by Norman L. Macht
Sojourner Truth : God's faithful pilgrim by Arthur Huff Fauset
Sojourner Truth and the Struggle for Freedom (Henry Steele Commager's Americans) by Edward B. Claflin
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" Speech: A Primary Source Investigation (Great Historic Debates and Speeches) by Corona Brezina
Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol by Nell Irvin Painter
Sojourner Truth: A Photo-Illustrated Biography by Margo McLoone
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman by Patricia C. Mckissack
Sojourner Truth: American Abolitionist (Heroes of the Faith) by W. Terry Whalin
Sojourner Truth: Antislavery Activist by Peter Krass
Sojourner Truth: Early Abolitionist (Reading Power: Women Who Shaped History) by Joanne Mattern
Sojourner Truth: freedom-fighter by Julian May
Sojourner Truth: In Their Own Words by Peter Roop
Sojourner Truth: Liberated in Christ (Heroes of the Faith) by W. Terry Whalin
Sojourner Truth: Path to Glory (Ready-to-read SOFA) by Peter Merchant
Tough Mothers: Amazing Stories of History's Mightiest Matriarchs by Jason Porath
Voices of a People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Walking the Road to Freedom by Jeri Ferris
When Harriet Met Sojourner by Catherine Clinton
Who Was Sojourner Truth? by Yona Zeldis McDonough
Women in the Civil War by Mary Elizabeth Massey

Character description

Sojourner Truth (c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) born Isabella Baumfree, was an African-American abolitionist.

She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 1843 after she became convinced that God had called her to leave the city and go into the countryside "testifying the hope that was in her". Her best-known speech was delivered extemporaneously, in 1851, at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. The speech became widely known during the Civil War by the title "Ain't I a Woman?," a variation of the original speech re-written by someone else using a stereotypical Southern dialect; whereas Sojourner Truth was from New York and grew up speaking Dutch as her first language. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves.

In 2014, Truth was included in Smithsonian magazine's list of the "100 Most Significant Americans of All Time"

Sojourner Truth in Wikipedia

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