Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree ca 17971883

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Sojourner Truth was one of the most highly regarded and recognized African American women in the 19th century. In 1863, Harriet Beecher Stowe noted that she was impressed not only by Truth's tall, slender physical appearance but also by her clear sense of self-worth. An unstinting advocate of the rights of women and African Americans, Truth traveled widely in support of both movements. Truth was born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree around 1797 in New York State. Enduring harsh physical...