Black woman, orator, and former slave, Sojourner Truth traveled throughout the Midwest and New England in the late nineteenth century, speaking out against slavery and working to improve living conditions of black people in the United States.
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Biography section under Truth, Sojourner
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REFERENCE MATERIALS THAT MAY HELP (BOOKS OR CD-ROMS)
Hine, Charlene, et al., eds. Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, 1993.
Kranz, Rachel. The Biographical Dictionary of Black Americans, 1992.
Ploski, Harry A., and James Williams. The Negro Encyclopedia: A Reference Work on the African American, 1989.
Williams, Michael W., ed. The African American Encyclopedia, 1993.
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VIDEOTAPE ON THIS TOPIC
Sojourner Truth. Schlessinger Video Productions, 1992.
SUGGESTIONS FOR NARROWING THIS TOPIC
Analyze the religious transformation of Sojourner Truth.
Discuss the oratorical skills of Sojourner Truth.
Examine Sojourner Truth as an early feminist.
Investigate Sojourner Truth’s friendship with other well-known abolitionists.
SUGGESTIONS FOR RELATED TOPICS
Research another abolitionist; e.g., John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Lucretia Mott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Tubman.
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