Sojourner Truth

1797-1883

Sojourner Truth was born in 1797, a time when there was still slavery and women didn't have as many rights as men. Truth was born a slave and was able to escape from her owner. After escaping from slavery she stood up for women's rights and for the abolition of slavery. She wanted everyone to be equal no matter what their race was, and also to be equal no matter if they were a woman or man.

“It is hard for the old slaveholding spirit to die, but die it must"

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