Black History Month 2019: Sojourner Truth

Black History Month 2019 begins with the Google website honoring Sojourner Truth with a doodle.

Here is an excerpt from the entry about Sojourner Truth:

Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree, c. 1797 to November 26, 1883) was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, “Ain’t I a Woman?”, delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention.

Truth was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She devoted her life to the abolitionist cause and helped to recruit black troops for the Union Army. Although Truth began her career as an abolitionist, the reform causes she sponsored were broad and varied, including prison reform, property rights and universal suffrage.

Highlight from “Truth was one of the first black women to successfully challenge a white man in a United States court.”

Sojourner Truth

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