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Sojourner Truth Archives

Historical Articles
(Also see "Readings for Younger Audiences" below.)

Sojourner Truth, A Life and Legacy of Faith
by Mary G. Butler
overview of Truth's life, her message and how her memory has been kept alive

Milestones In A Life Of Truth
by Martin L. Ashley and Mary G. Butler
chronology of the major events in Sojourner Truth's life (1797-1883)

A Suitable Memorial
by Martin L. Ashley
a review of the memorials and monuments to Truth,
with emphasis on the Battle Creek area

The Sojourner At Home
by Mary G. Butler
Sojourner Truth as a citizen of Battle Creek from
1856 to1883, anecdotes and reminiscences

Frances Titus: Sojourner's "Trusted Scribe"
by Martin L. Ashley
biography of Frances Titus, Truth's traveling companion and biographer

Sojourner Truth -- A Life Led By Faith
by Thea Rozetta Lapham
Also good for kids, how her religious faith gave strength to Sojourner Truth

The Family of Sojourner Truth
by Berenice Lowe
Sojourner Truth Family Tree.

Michigan Days of Sojourner Truth
by Berenice Lowe
Lowe discusses Sojourner's life in Michigan

The Words Of Truth
Edited by Mary G. Butler
selections from speeches of Sojourner Truth on a variety
of topics, from race relations to women's dress

Articles for younger readers

Who Was Sojourner?
by Thea Rozetta Lapham
brief summary of Truth's social activism and the importance of religion in her life

Tubman and Truth
by Thea Rozetta Lapham
comparison of the two famous nienteenth century black female abolitionists, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth

Calming the Mob
by Thea Rozetta Lapham
summary of Truth's encounter with a mob in the 1840s,
taken from Narrative by Olive Gilbert

Sojourner Truth -- A Life Led By Faith
by Thea Rozetta Lapham
Also good for adults, how her religious faith gave strength to Sojourner Truth

Public Transportation
by Thea Rozetta Lapham
account of Truth's integration of the "horse hars" compared to
Rosa Parks experience 90 years later

Ahead of Her Time
by Thea Rozetta Lapham
summary of Truth's actions for peaceful social change

 

 

 

 

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