Sojourner Truth, Pt. 2


A photo of Sojourner Truth, circa 1864 Public domain

We're picking up where we left off in the story of Sojourner Truth. Last time, we talked about her enslavement in the Hudson River Valley in New York, and how a religious vision after she was free led her to moving to New York City. Today, we’re picking up with another vision, which marked a huge shift in how she lived her life.

Tracy's Research:

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Topics in this Podcast: Sojourner Truth, slavery, 19th century, U.S. history, women, biographies, black history, U.S. civil war, utopias