Who was sojourner truth book

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Who Was Sojourner Truth? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Almost 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court--and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around 1797, she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She changed her name and traveled, inspiring everyone she met and sharing her story until her death in 1883 at age eighty-six. In this easy-to-read biography, Yona Zeldis McDonough continues to share that remarkable story.
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Who Was Sojourner Truth?

Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill , Ulster County, New York , but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in After going to court to recover her son in , she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 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". 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 summarised as the promise of " forty acres and a mule ". Truth was one of the 10 or 12 [3] children born to James and Elizabeth Baumfree or Bomefree.

Boston: The Author, THE following is the unpretending narrative of the life of a remarkable and meritorious woman—a life which has been checkered by strange vicissitudes, severe hardships, and singular adventures. Born a slave, and held in that brutal condition until the entire abolition of slavery in the State of New York in , she has known what it is to drink to the dregs the bitterest cup of human degradation. That one thus placed on a level with cattle and swine, and for so many years subjected to the most demoralizing influences, should have retained her moral integrity to such an extent, and cherished so successfully the religious sentiment in her soul, shows a mind of no common order, while it heightens the detestation that is felt in every humane bosom, of that system of oppression which seeks to cripple the intellect, impair the understanding, and deprave the hearts of its victims—a system which has subjected to its own foul purposes, in the United States, all that is wealthy, talented, influential, and reputedly pious, in an overwhelming measure! O the 'fantastic tricks' which the American people are 'playing before high Heaven!

Look Inside. Almost years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, Sojourner Truth was mistreated by a streetcar conductor. She took him to court—and won! Before she was Sojourner Truth, she was known simply as Belle. Born a slave in New York sometime around , she was later sold and separated from her family. Even after she escaped from slavery, she knew her work was not yet done. She changed her name and traveled, inspiring everyone she met and sharing her story until her death in at age eighty-six.

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Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman? Truth was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in She devoted her life to the abolitionist cause and helped to recruit black troops for the Union Army. Although Truth began her career as an abolitionist, the reform causes she sponsored were broad and varied, including prison reform, property rights and universal suffrage. Photo: Library of Congress. However Truth's date of birth was not recorded, as was typical of children born into slavery. Truth was one of as many as 12 children born to James and Elizabeth Baumfree.

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