Sojourner Truth

"Truth is powerful and it prevails"

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Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist who fought for women's rights in the 1800's. She was born into slavery, but escaped with her baby daughter for freedom. During her escape, she realized that her owner had taken her son and was keeping him as a slave. Sojourner was one of the first African American women to court against a white man and win the case. Sojourner Truth is best known for her "Ain't I a Women" speech she gave at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in 1851. Sojourner did not get her wish for women rights until after she died in 1883, but she will always be known for being one of the greatest abolitionist who fought for women rights in this time.
Sojourner Truth Speech of 1851, "Ain't I a Woman"
"Ain't I a Women" speech performed by Pat Theriault
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Statue at the University of California