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.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/remarkable-untold-story-sojourner-truth-180983691/

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.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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