Sojourner Truth Dbq

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The sound of people pleading to be let go, to be free, echoes across the nation. Some have more fight in them and others seem to have already lost hope, watching themselves and their own family be bound by chains. But, there are murmurs of new hope, a chance for freedom. This is the time that Sojourner Truth lived in, back when racism and sexism still had a strong hold in American society. However, like the others fighting for freedom, Truth kept her head up and battled it out no matter how bleak the times may have seemed. It is no secret that Truth had a hard life. Much like many other African-Americans during this time period, she was considered a slave and property to various people through the years. Despite that, she was eventually freed from this fate but the odds were still piled against her. Even so, she continued fighting for what she believed was right, sometimes even on a …show more content…

Much like racism, Truth fought sexism with vigor, never yielding as she campaigned to prove herself and other woman equal to men. Possibly her most effective and popular speech, source B, is an excellent example of this as Truth preached herself that “If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.”. After all of this, there is no doubt that Truth had quite an impact on America's history. Impacts such as this are often preserved in any way, shape, or form, and this is exactly what happened with Truth. After her death, tributes for her began to pop up everywhere. Whether it was a painting, writing, or some other form of respect such as source C, they all show the same thing: the struggles that Truth had to go through throughout her life as she challenged what was modern day life for

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