Sojourner Truth

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United States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)


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The reception supports the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project, an initiative of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to support and develop leadership skills for African American women.
In 1883, former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth died in Battle Creek, Mich.
These are profiles of international women--from abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who spoke out against slavery, to Canadian First Nations activist Shannen Koostachin, who fought for the right of all children to have access to good schools--who've made an incredible difference to the landscape of social justice.
Also included are a number of noteworthy instances of conversion from outside the Western mainstream: the black American woman and former slave Sojourner Truth, the Indian Brahmin female convert Pandita Ramabai, and the Soviet dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969-1986, by Michael Staudenmaier, AK Press, Oakland, USA, 2012, 387 pages, ISBN: 13: 978-1-84935-097-6.
Adilah Barnes, who had developed touring one-woman shows as African-American icons Sojourner Truth and Angela Davis, met Miriam Reed, whose shows portrayed women's rights pioneers Margaret Sanger and Susan B.
Author visit - The Community Alliance of Lane County and AK Press are bringing author Michael Staudenmaier to Eugene for a reading and discussion of his latest work, "Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization 1969-1986," at 7 p.
Boyce Campus has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Sojourner Truth Award, the highest award presented by the Pittsburgh Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
Wong reads key abolitionist and literary figures, including Frederick Douglass, Olaudah Equiano, William Lloyd Garrison, and Sojourner Truth, alongside cases involving slave plaintiffs (Med, Lucy Ann Delaney, Grace, Catharine Linda, and Harriet Robinson Scott, wife of Dred Scott) and establishes the significance of both types of texts in narratives about freedom.
Washington's biography of Sojourner Truth, who was born a slave in 1797, is a significant contribution to the literature, as well as an intimate treatment of the life of one of these antislavery activists.
Such early leaders of women's rights as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Susan B.
Born into slavery almost 60 years before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Sojourner Truth found her way to freedom when she was about 30 years old.
It's exhausting being a pioneer, sometimes you just want to dance, not be Sojourner Truth at an audition.
These were real people, often famous ones (Jonathan Edwards, Sojourner Truth, William Carlos Williams), yet here their primary contribution to the identity of Northampton is not their historical relevance, but rather their assumptions, quirks, flaws, joys, walks, deaths, and all the other elements that composed their experiences of the world.
Its narrative contours were initially shaped in the 1850 mediated memoir, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, A Bondswoman of Olden Time (on which Truth collaborated with the antislavery reformer Olive Gilbert--and, according to new information uncovered by Margaret Washington, probably another antislavery activist, Sarah Benson, as well).