She Inspires

Sojourner Truth

01/10/2019 | 1m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

Sojourner Truth (Isabella Baumfree) was born into slavery in Ulster County, New York around 1797. After escaping slavery, Truth went to court and fought to get back her son who was illegally sold to an owner in Alabama. She became the first black woman to go to court against a white man and win the case. Sojourner is remembered today as one of the nations first feminists & foremost abolitionists.

Aired: 01/10/19

Rating: NR

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