Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

Ain't I a Woman?

by Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Mass market paperback, 186 pages
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Historical Setting: United States, 1797-1883 A.D.

In 1797, a slave named Isabella was born in New York. After being freed in 1827, she chose the name by which she has been remembered long after her death—Sojourner Truth.

Truth was a preacher, an abolitionist, an activist for the rights of both blacks and women. Although she couldn't read, she could quote the Bible word for word, and was a powerful speaker. An imposing six feet tall, with a profound faith in God's love and a deep rich voice, she stirred audiences around the country until her death in 1883.

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