Sojourner Truth – Activist

Women’s history has been basically excluded from the classroom text books in public schools. This is why I chose to speak about this woman who influence the course of history.

“History had been distorted, and it was essential to the cause of women’s rights to set it straight.” – Matilda Joslyn Gage, 1852

african-american-1386235_1920Sojourner Truth was born in slavery and was a slave for 30 years until she was freed.

She dedicated her life to fighting racism, slavery and gender inequality. The challenges ahead of her were numerous and great.

She was travelling across the country to give speeches about the rights of slaves and women. She was the first African American woman to win a lawsuit in the United States.

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