Soujerner Truth

Soujerner Truth - Sojourner Truth was born in 1797 in...

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Sojourner Truth was born in 1797 in Ulster County, New York to slaves, James and Elizabeth Baumfree, with the name, Isabella Baumfree. She had 12 brothers and sisters and only spoke Dutch during her Childhood. Her parents were slaves of Colonel Hardenbaugh, who then sold Truth to the cruel and harsh John Neely, who constantly harassed and raped Sojourner Truth. She was then sold to John Dumont who was a nice owner, but his wife always found a way to harass Truth. Sojourner Truth had a childhood none of us will ever have. She died on November 26, 1883 after 86 years of working hard for Woman and African-Americans. Although Sojourner Truth was not known for her literature she has written a collection of poems and delivered many speeches. Poems such as “On Woman’s Dress”, “The Great Sin of Prejudice against Color”, and “To the Preachers” are not very well known. But her most famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman” is very well known. It was given at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. This speech was one of the keystone moments in the fight
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