Sojourner Truth: The Feminist And Abolitionist Leader

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Truth is powerful and it prevails, as did Sojourner Truth. The feminist and abolitionist leader deserves to be commemorated with a monument. The ex-slave and mother of 5 was a traveling preacher and the first female, African-American abolitionist speaker. The prominent activist became famous when she filed a lawsuit fighting for her son who had been illegally sold into slavery, and won, resulting in her becoming the first African-American woman to win a court case against a white man. She was then recruited as a lecturer on the anti-slavery circuit, earning a reputation as a powerful speaker for abolition and women’s rights. Furthermore, the activist targeted issues such as alcohol and tobacco use. Although she was never taught how to read
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