Today in History: Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth
Today in History–November 26–the Library of Congress features Sojourner Truth, who died on this day in 1883. Born into slavery, Truth claimed her freedom and became a well known preacher, abolitionist, and women’s rights advocate. Learn more about this extraordinary woman by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.

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Address by Sojourner Truth: Proceedings of the Woman’s Rights Convention (September, 1853)

Sojourner Truth, The Libyan Sibyl” The Atlantic Monthly Volume 11, Issue 66, April 1863

Sojourner Truth (written by Cockrane) to Mary Gale (letter, February 25, 1864)

Address by Sojourner Truth: Proceedings of the First Anniversary of the American Equal Rights Association (May, 1867)

Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Bondswoman of Olden Time (1875)

Women’s Rights Convention: Sojourner Truth Anti-Slavery Bugle (New-Lisbon, Ohio), 21 June 1851

More Sojourner Truth historical newspaper coverage

Sojourner Truth Speeches and Commentary (Sojourner Truth Institute)