Sojourner Truth, Pt. 1


A photo of Sojourner Truth, circa 1864 Public domain

Sojourner Truth was a well-known abolitionist and women’s rights activist in the 19th century. But because a speech most famously associated with Truth is a version rewritten by someone else, she’s commonly imagined as a different person from who she actually was.

Tracy's Research:

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