Some truth about Sojourner Truth

Posted By Bill Payer on Feb 22, 2024 | 0 comments

Did you know she was born Isabella Baumfree? That and lots of important and interesting info in this article in Smithsonian Magazine.

And here’s an interesting piece from NPR from 2022. “Sojourner Truth court documents found 194 years after legal battle to free enslaved son”. “

“Historian Nell Irvin Painter is calling a new find in the New York state archives dramatic and moving. The documents accidentally uncovered by archivist Jim Folts detail abolitionist and women’s rights advocate Sojourner Truth’s legal battle — and victory — to free her 9-year-old enslaved son.

Folts and Irvin Painter join Here & Now’s Robin Young to talk about the unexpected find and its significance.

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