The Narrative Of Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Van Wagener, was one of the most famous female African-American abolitionists of the nineteenth century. Born into slavery, Truth was set free in 1827 and took the name Sojourner Truth in 1843. She became an evangelist and a moving public speaker, despite the fact that she remained illiterate throughout her life. Truth was introduced to the abolitionist movement upon joining a utopian community in Massachusetts, and spoke at anti slavery rallies and conventions throughout the Midwest in the 1850s. She supported herself by selling copies of her life story, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth.

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