Journey Toward Freedom: The Story of Sojourner Truth Summary
Jacqueline Bernard

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Journey Toward Freedom: The Story of Sojourner Truth Summary

Bernard decided to write about Sojourner Truth while she was an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago. She writes in her author's note that reading an anthology of black writings provided her with her "first inkling that Negroes had made any contribution to American history beyond the well-known fact of their slave labor," and she found Sojourner Truth interesting because "Sojourner's powerful personality, her strong-minded opinions and no-nonsense behavior—as well as...

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