This category lists pages and sites about the life of abolitionist and early women's rights activist Isabella Van Wagenen (1797-1883), who took the name Sojourner Truth. Truth was born into slavery, but liberated in 1828 when New York abolished slavery. She then traveled the United States preaching her message of freedom.
An in-depth look at the life and times of the woman who became the leading abolitionist of her day.
Memoirs of an ex-slave in the United States during the 19th century. Page gives account of her early years, living conditions, loss of family, relationship with masters, and comfort from religion.
Transcript of Harriet Beecher Stowe's tribute.
Truth's autobiography, as dictated to Olive Gilbert. From A Celebration of Women Writers.
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