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Sojourner Truth, A Short Biography

Summary: Describes the life of former slave Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Baumfree. Mentions her role as abolitionist and feminist.
In Her early years Isabella Baumfree was born into slavery. She was born in Ulster County, New York in a Dutch settlement in 1797. She was sold many times throughout her life. Being a slave brought many hardships to her life. Isabella's strong Christian beliefs that were instilled by her mother were the only things that helped her get through these obstacles.

Later in her life Isabella changed her name to Sojourner Truth. She believed it was part of her spiritual mission. When Sojourner was a slave her last master refused to acknowledge the emancipation act of New York. As a result she ran away. Sojourner at one point of her life was an American preacher. Later is when she became an Abolitionist and Feminist.

Throughout her life she was determined to fight for just actions. Even through the Civil war Sojourner put peoples rights first. She was determined to help African Americans and women. After the war she helped provide assistance to freed slaves by providing jobs and education.

In my opinion Sojourner truth gave a lot of her life to helping people. She was never discouraged by the fact that many people did not like her just because of the color of her skin. She accomplished a lot through her life and never gave up on the ideals of freedom and equality for all people no matter the color of their skin.

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