[Surfnetkids: 19 Nov 2008] Sojourner Truth

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#1. November 19, 2008

Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) was one of the best-known abolitionists of the nineteenth century. Born a slave in New York in approximately 1797, she was freed in 1828. She took the name Sojourner Truth in 1843 when she began lecturing on the abolition of slavery and for women’s rights.

Digital Library: The Narrative of Sojourner Truth
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Although Sojourner Truth never learned to read or write, she dictated this autobiography to Olive Gilbert, a white abolitionist.. Published in 1850, it tells the story of a Dutch-speaking slave child who transformed herself into a traveling speaker, abolitionist and women’s right advocate. “The following is the unpretending narrative of the life of a remarkable and meritorious woman — a life which has been checkered by strange vicissitudes, severe hardships, and singular adventures.”

Sojourner Truth Institute: Sojourner’s Biography
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The Sojourner Truth Institute of Battle Creek, MI, has a terrific collection of resources for students of all grade levels. Best clicks include Legacy of Faith (an illustrated narrative biography for middle school and older), a four-part timeline of her life, In Her Times (a timeline of American history during Sojourner Truth’s lifetime), and the puzzles in Test Your Knowledge. For teachers, there is a third-grade lesson plan (look for the link on the main biography page.)

Sojourner Truth Memorial: History of Sojourner Truth
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In 1843, Sojourner Truth moved to Massachusetts where she lived in and near Florence for eight years, and where she now has a memorial statue. Visit for a short biography and the history of her memorial. “Born a slave in upstate New York in approximately 1797, she labored for a succession of five masters until the Fourth of July, 1827, when slavery was finally abolished in New York State. Then Isabella – as she had been named at birth – became legally free.”

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#7. Quote of the Week

“It is the mind that makes the body.” ~~ Sojourner Truth (~1797 – 1883) Black American abolitionist and women’s rights advocate, born a slave.

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