Sojourner Truth Abolition

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From the second the United States was established as a liberated and self-governing republic, dedicated to the proposition that “all men are created equal,” slavery portrayed a essential inconsistency to the nation’s most cherished morals. For every wrong doing, such as slavery in my opinion, arise superheroes to combat the morals and standards for all men. These superheroes we are about to discuss were called the abolitionist and their role in the liberation of slaves was critical. The abolitionists were a small minority of Americans who advocated immediate emancipation of the slaves and equal rights for African-Americans. According to some scholars, the modern American abolition movement emerged in the early 1830s as a by-product of revivalism…show more content…
Her given name was Isabella Baumfree and she labored for four masters until in 1826 she took her freedom from John Dumont. Afterwards, she moved to New York City where she worked as a household keeper; during this time she also joined a millennial spiritual community called The Kingdom. The group disbanded in 1835 but she continued to work in New York city until felt a call from God to become a preacher; from there she left New York to make her way to Florence, Massachusetts where she would take the name Sojourner Truth. Once in Florence, she joined the Northampton Associate of Education and Industry, which was a utopian community dedicated to equality and justice. It would be here that Truth would meet some of the country’s most important abolitionist in William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Fredrick Douglas, and David Ruggles. With the help of these men, as well as several profound leaders at the time, Truth and company would establish Florence as a center of antislavery resistance. Several Florence homes were stops on the Underground Railroad!! The Associate would eventually disband, but Truth remained in Florence and in 1850 she purchased the lot at 35 Park Street from Samuel L Hill for $300. She was touring widely at this time, speaking for various reform causes; this would also be the year that she dictated her autobiography entitled, “The Narrative of Sojourner Truth”. Also during her time in Florence as well as afterwards, she made a living public speaking, successfully brought cases to court, petitioned Congress, met with presidents, and she even tried to vote in the 1872 election. She combined the causes of abolition, racial equality and women’s rights and was a significant worker for social
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