Narrative Of Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth (1797 –1883) born as Isabella Baumfree, belonged to the second generation of slaves Dutch landowner in Ulster County, New York. In 1827 she fled in New York and worked as a maid. She joined the group of evangelicals in New York and became a member of the African Zionist church. In 1843, she took the name Sojourner Truth, and became a traveling preacher. Later she met the abolitionist and through them she included herself in the women 's rights movement. Sojourner was so gifted with public speaking skills that she could silence every man who opposed women. The interconnection between anti-slavery, women’s rights and race are visible in her activism. She is famous by her speech in Akron, Ohio in 1851 at the Women’s Rights Convention when she answered to white male anti suffragist provocateurs emphasizing the injustice of African-American women, condemning the idea of “feminine fragility”, because her “womanhood” and her “female nature” never stopped her to “work as much as men, to act and to speak as a man”. (Tong, 2009:22). She referred to motherhood pointing out that her children were taken away from her and sold. These were facts from her own life, but these could apply to every woman. She stood for unification of all women. Her story Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave was published by William Garrison and sold in northern states. In 1858, at a meeting in Silver Lake, Indiana, a man from the audience accused her of being a man due to her height
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