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Alice Walker, author of the book, "The Color Purple," reads Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I a Woman."

Alice Walker, author of the book, "The Color Purple," reads Sojourner Truth, "Ain't I a Woman.

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Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman were two African-American women, women of faith, former slaves treated badly in their servitude but able to escape, who became leaders in the abolitionist movement.  This is Sojourner Truth!

Sojourner Truth Her legal name was Isabella Van Wagener and she was born into slavery but later freed. She worked as an abolitionist, a suffragette, and an evangelist and traveled throughout the Midwest drawing large crowds.

American freedom fighter and orator, Sojourner Truth (pron.: /soʊˈdʒɜrnər ˈtruːθ/; c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was the self-given name, from 1843 onward, of Isabella Baumfree, an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.

Her name has become equated to the definition of integrity. Sojourner Truth, African American abolitionist and women's rights activist Isabella Baumfree was born into slavery in the century, but became a persuasive roving orator.

Sojourner Truth, African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist.

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July 26 - Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her most famous speech “Ain’t I a Woman?” at a women’s rights conference in Akron, Ohio. It became a classic speech of the women’s rights movement.

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Sojourner Truth African American and lifelong activist for abolition of slavery and civil rights for freed slaves and women.

1986 22c Sojourner Truth Scott 2203 Mint F/VF NH

1986 22c Sojourner Truth, Human Rights, Black Heritage Scott 2203 Mint F/VF NH

Celebrating Black History Month: Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and women's right's advocate, escaped slavery in 1826 and successfully sued for the return.

*LINCOLN & SOJOURNER TRUTH(1797– 11/26/1883)anAfrican-American abolitionist+ women's rts activist.Born into slavery inSwartekill,UlsterCounty,NY,escaping w/her infant daughter to freedom in1826.After going to court to recover her son,she became the1st black woman to win such a case against a white man.Her best-known speech on gender inequalities,"Ain't I a Woman?",delivered in 1851at theOhio Women'sRightsConvention in Akron,Ohio.During theCivil War,she recruited black troops for the Union…

Lincoln and Sojourner Truth read in a photo of Franklin C. Courter’s “Lincoln Showing Sojourner Truth the Bible Presented Him by the Colored People of Baltimore.” Only black and white images of the painting remain, the original was destroyed in a fire.

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John Wayne, 1930 so young. I've never seen a photo of The Duke so young before!

✯ Tuskegee Airmen: In spite of adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in U.S. military. They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military.         Civil rights & black press  exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of an all African-American pursuit squadron based in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1941. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.✯

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive: "Tuskegee Airmen" Fighter Group airmen at a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. March Foreground: Emile G. Clifton of San Francisco and Richard S. "Rip" Harder of Brooklyn.

Sojourner Truth is famous for speaking out for women’s rights & the right for black people & women to vote. When Sojourner was 46 years she changed her name to Sojourner & her last name to Truth because she was always honest. On June 1 she became a traveling preacher.   An accomplishment for Sojourner was escaping slavery all by herself. If you think Harriet Tubman was braver than Sojourner think again. Other slaves went in groups.

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