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1 Sojourner Truth Billy Foshay, Jeremy Picard, Jake Buccarelli

2 Early Life Born in Ulcer County NY around 1797 Named Isabella Baumfree One of thirteen children Sold away from her family at the age of 9 Sold a total of four times

3 Biographical continued Married an older slave named Thomas Had four children (Peter, James, Elizabeth, Sophia) 1799 NY began gradual abolition of slaves Sojourner escaped at dawn, with her infant daughter Sophia Inspired to preach, changed her name to sojourner Joined association, Anti-Slavery, religiously tolerant, woman’s rights 1850 published narrative 1854, made “Ain’t I a woman?” speech at Ohio convention

4 “I DID NOT RUN OFF, FOR I THOUGHT THAT WICKED, BUT I WALKED OFF, BELIEVING THAT TO BE ALL RIGHT”

5 “Ain’t I a Woman?” “...That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?...”

6 Later Life Joined several groups against slavery and for woman’s rights Met president Lincoln Continued to help soldiers after civil war Helped fight for free slaves in the west Died from ulcers November 26, 1883 (83)

7 Abolitionists Movement a political and social movement to end slavery gained support that slavery was morally wrong after American Revolution well known supporters Benjamin Franklin Thomas Paine Marquis de Lafayette Papers such as north star published by Fredrick Douglas

8 Women’s Rights Movement The movement toward equal freedom and rights for women Woman began fighting for equality with men Many groups for: Higher education Property rights Custody rights Voting rights

9 Contributions Northampton Association of Education and Industry The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave Ohio Convention “Ain’t I woman” speech Progressive Friends Worked during civil war to support abolition The Freedman’s Relief Association Campaigned for free land in west for slaves Spoke in white and black churches

10 Effects of Contributions Helped woman’s rights and abolitionists groups develop Gave woman a voice through speeches and books Proved Women could do man’s job Freed Slaves began to move west and north

11 Recognition Memorial Stone in Monument Park National Women’s Hall Of Fame 1986 Postage stamp Sojourner Truth Memorial Highway (Michigan) Historical Grave Marker


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