Sojourner Truth

Women's Rights & Civil Rights Activist (1797-1883)

Need For Change

Truth was born into slavery which pushed her to stand up for Civil Rights. She challenged and won against a white man in court because her son was sold into slavery. Being one of the first African-American women to do this, Truth's journey for women's rights began.

Freedom of Speech

Truth discussed her life in slavery and opinion on women's rights. Her most famous speech was "Ain't I a Woman?"

Impacting the Future

Truth's actions and speeches impacted us today because she was one of the foremost leaders of the abolition movement and an early promoter for women's rights. All that she stood for during her life held true for following generations for respect and equality.

"Truth is powerful, and it prevails." - Sojourner Truth

Works Cited

Sojourner Truth, “Ain’t I a Woman?” Women’s Convention, Akron, Ohio, 28-29

May 1851.

"Sojourner Truth." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.