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1 S OJOURNER T RUTH By: Emily

2 INTRODUCTION You’re learning about Sojouner Truth Birth Family Early Childhood Education Adult Life Important Events Death A Hero? My Ideas Resources

3 B IRTH She was born in 1797 in Hurly, New York. No one knows the exact date. Born as a slave Learned to work at age 2

4 F AMILY 1 Mother- Besty Hardenbergh 1 Father- James Hardenbergh Many brothers and sisters sold as slaves, but no one knows how many Never met any of her brothers or sisters

5 E ARLY C HILDHOOD Named Isabella, but called Belle Learned to hate slavery Master died when she was three New owner was even harsher Lived in basement Sold at age 9 and was beaten Taught to pray Sold to two more owners Separated from mom at age 9

6 E DUCATION Did not get a real education, but learned everything from parents, other people, and learned from mistakes Beaten if she did something wrong so learned quickly She also learned from praying and messages from god

7 A DULT LIFE Got married by jumping over a jump rope,(slaves weren’t allowed to get married in churches) Husband: Thomas(last name unknown) was a slave who worked on planting crops Had 5 children Diana, Elizabeth, Hannah, Peter, and Sophia Almost became free on July 4, 1827, but instead snuck out of plantation 1 year earlier

8 A DULT LIFE Her son was traded 1 year after trading slaves was abolished Made many speeches against slavery Became free in 1828 Changed her name from Isabella Baumfree to Sojouner Truth in 1843 Visited President Linclon in the white house and decided to stay in Washington D.C. Decided to get her son back and went to court against a white man, first time in history this happened and then…

9 …………………….. She won!!!!!!!!!!!! (and then she got her son back)

10 DEATH Sojouner sadly is dead She died in battle creek sanitorium of infected ulcers on her legs She was buried in Battle Creek, Michigan Died on November 26, 1883

11 M Y MOST INTERESTING FACT The most interesting thing I found was that she was the first black woman ever to win a case against a black male without a lawyer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSONS I LEARNED Stand up for yourself, Sojouner wasn’t afraid we shouldn’t be either Be free!Draw weird pictures dance around floppily she became free we should too!!

13 I S SHE A HERO 0 R A CELEBERITY ? I believe that Sojouner Truth is a hero, yes, I think a hero is a person who you can look up to. I think she is a hero because everyone can find a different message in her. SHE WAS A HERO TO ALL!!!!A celebrity I think is just someone who has a special talent, and performs it over and over again! She didn’t have a special talent that she did over and over she was just a person who did many amazing works of bravery instead of 1 special talent.

14 RESOURCES Scruggs, Otey M. “Truth, Sojouner” World Book Student (Place of Access)1 Dec

15 F UN F ACTS Changed her name from Isabella Baumfree to Sojouner Truth, but spelled her name wrong. Slaves were not allowed to read or write so she spelled her name “Sojoinor” 50% of the time. Her hero and role model was her mom and another famous african-american slave Harriet Tubman. Hated slavery her whole life and almost was killed when her master found her after she escaped.

16 H OPE YOU LEARNED A LOT


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