4.10 - Sophia Mirkin 4.10 Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth a popular figure during the African American emancipation movement and a passionate activist

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Sophia MirkinOctober 13, 20144.10 Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth, a popular figure during the African American emancipation movement and a passionate activist of women's rights in her lifetime, was a significant historical figure and a symbol for equality. She was former slave who created a powerful persona for herself as a woman’s suffragist and a black rights advocate and rose to be an icon for all women. Truth is best remembered for her public speeches, the most famous was delivered at a women's rights convention in Akron, Ohio, in 1851. Truth's challenge to the assembly “Ain't I a woman?”

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