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Sojourner Truth--slave, prophet, legend
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Linked Data More info about Linked Data. In , she took the name Sojourner Truth, believing this to be on the instructions of the Holy Spirit and became a traveling preacher the meaning of her new name. As was common in that era, religious fervor led her into association with reformers who hoped to create a better world. Tall, gaunt, and commanding, she lent her powerful talents as a speaker to the antislavery movement, joining forces with abolitionists such as Fredrick Douglas.
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When she happened upon a women's rights convention, she made that her cause as well. Illiterate all her life, she spoke more often among whites than her own people; her homely eloquence and native wit disarmed hostile crowds. While there, she challenged the discrimination that segregated street cars by race and won, permitting blacks to ride at the front of the cars with whites.
https://waapermipatel.cf At the Civil War's end she worked as a counselor to the newly freed slaves who gathered in Washington. Hoping to aid in their transition to freedom, she circulated a petition for public lands to be set aside in the West for a "Negro state. Bernard, Jacqueline. Sojourner Truth - Slave, Prophet, Legend. New York: Scholastic Inc, Narrative of Sojourner Truth.