||How many homes did Sojourner
||She owned three homes all
together. Northampton, Mass. (1850), Harmonia village outside Battle Creek, Michigan
(1857) and College Street, Battle Creek, Michigan (1867).
||How many children did
Sojourner Truth have and what were their names?
||Five -- Diana (c. 1815); Peter
(c. 1822); Elizabeth (c. 1825); Sophia (c.1826) and child who died in infancy. Some
controversy came about following an article by Frances Dana Gage wherein she published her
enhanced version of the "Ain't I A Woman" speech in the Anti-Slavery
Standard (May 2, 1863). In it Sojourner is quoted as having 13 children. Historians
today primarily agree on five.
||How long did Sojourner Truth
stay in Battle Creek and Harmonia?
||During the twenty-six years that
she lived in Harmonia and Battle Creek, Sojourner Truth continued to travel around the
nation delivering her message. In fact, she was gone from the city for many months at a
time. But she continued to regard the city as her home and Battle Creek citizens were
proud of their "distinguished townswoman."
||Why did Sojourner Truth and
her grandson, Sammy Banks, travel to Kansas in 1871?
||To promote free land for
||What two Presidents of the
United States did Sojourner Truth meet in the White House?
||Abraham Lincoln (1864) and
Ulysses Grant (1870)
||What was the first lawsuit that
Sojourner Truth filed and won?
||To secure the return of her
son, Peter, who had been illegally sold into slavery in Alabama from New York (1827-28)
||Who wrote the first edition
of the Narrative of Sojourner Truth?
||Olive Gilbert, a
feminist-abolitionist who met Sojourner at the Northampton commune in 1844-45. The preface
was written by William Lloyd Garrison.
||Where is Sojourner Truth
buried, and what other members of her family are buried with her?
||Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle
Creek, Michigan. Her grandsons, Sammy Banks and William Boyd, and her daughters, Elizabeth
Banks Boyd and Diana Corbin are buried in the same plot.
||How many times was Sojourner
sold as a slave? Trick Question
||None. She took the name
Sojourner as a free woman. Before freedom she was sold three times: 1806, 1808, 1810