Sojourner Truth

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Today's warrior was an evangelist to became an outspoken advocate for abolition temperance and women's rights. Let's Talk About Journal Truth. Sojourner truth's name at birth was Isabela. Balm free. She was born into slavery in Ulster. County New York in seventeen ninety seven. In eighteen o six at the age of nine years old, so joyner sold at an auction along with a flock of sheep for a hundred dollars. Join our later described. The slave owner is cruel. She endured repeated beatings at his hands, so joyner was sold once again. This time to a man named John Dumont. Interestingly, because to journal grew up in New York, state originally settled by the Dutch she actually only spoke Dutch were living with Dumont. She learned to speak English At that time support for emancipation in new. York was growing. Dumont promise that he'd set so join our free before it became the law to do so. But eventually, so joyner came to realize that he had no intention of freeing. Sojourner fled with her infant daughter in eighteen, twenty six one year before the abolition of slavery in new. York, She was forced to leave her other three children behind. When she later reflected on the escape, sojourner said I did not run off for I thought that wicked, but I walked off believing that to be alright. During her journey to freedom. Journal! into the home of a quaker couple Isaac and Maria van wagon. After learning about her predicament, they took so Jordan around her baby. In until the states Samantha patient of slaves took effect. The van wagons treated with kindness and compassion, so join our leader said that their benevolence inspired her to become a preacher. During her stay with the couple, she became a devout Christian. Around that time, sojourner officially changed her name from Isabella. Balm free to join her truth. because. She felt it represented her mission of fighting for justice. joiners famous words, truth is powerful, and it prevails. Echo that sentiment. After, moving to New, York City, joyner worked as a domestic servant. She became active in the Methodist Church joining the African Methodist Episcopal denomination. So are also used her experience to help others volunteering as a social worker for former slaves. Despite being illiterate, so joyner became a popular speaker and the abolitionist movement, she spoke in front of hundreds promoting religious tolerance, civil and women's rights. In eighteen fifty four at the Ohio. Women's rights convention in Akron. Joyner gave her most famous speech called Ain't dia woman. She spoke about racial and gender equality and refuted aecom an argument that women should have equal rights. Because Jesus was a man. In her speech, she asked. Did Joe cry, come from. He came from God and a woman manding have nothing to do with it. When the civil war broke out, so joyner helped recruit black troops for the Union army. For her efforts in the war and the abolitionist movement sojourner was invited to meet President Lincoln in eighteen, sixty four. She continued to teach and lecture about social justice until her death in eighteen, eighty, three at

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