||What was the name of the
whaling ship that Sojourner's son Peter shipped out on?
Peter shipped out
on the whaling ship, Zone of Nantucket, in 1839. Isabella
received a total of five letters from Peter, but when the whaler returned in 1842
there was no sign of Peter -- Isabella never heard from him again.
||What kind of work did
Sojourner do in 1847?
||Sojourner worked as a housekeeper
for George Benson, brother-in-law of William Lloyd Garrison, in Northampton in 1847.
||What famous woman did
Sojourner visit in October of 1853?
Harriet Beecher Stowe in Andover, Mass. Later Stowe used this meeting as the basis
for her famous article, "The Libyan
||A Quaker named Henry Willis
first brought Sojourner to what city?
||1856 - Battle
Creek, Michigan, to address Friends of Human Progress in 1856
||Sojourner claimed to have
quit smoking in what year? To whom did she make this proclaimation?
||In 1868 Sojourner told Amy Post,
a feminist and aboloitionist, that she had quit smoking.
||Sojourner campaigned for free
land for former slaves in the years 1878-79. Who was her traveling companion through much
of this journey?
||Sojourner and Frances Titus
travel through New York and other eastern states for six months during the fall and winter
-- visit Kansas and Wisconsin during the summer, to campaign for free land for former
||In what year did Frederick
Douglass sign Sojourner's Book of Life?
||1871 - Frederick
Douglass signed her Book of Life while she was making rounds for freedom in New
||According to the 1860
census, who lived with Sojourner?
||Sojourner's household, as listed
in Calhoun County census, included daughter Elizabeth Banks, age 35, grandsons Sammy
Banks, age 8 and James "Colvin" (Caldwell), age 16
||Who officiated at Sojourner's
The Reverend Reed
Stuart, pastor of the Congregational Church in Battle Creek, Michigan, "... delivered
an able discourse on the occasion and paid an eloquent tribute to the deceased." Battle
Creek Journal, Nov. 28, 1883
||In what year did the Sojourner
Truth Memorial Association create a new headstone for Sojourner's grave?
||In April 1945, John J. Evans,
chairman of the Memorial Association's Monument Committee reported that the cost of a new
marker would be $400. It was purchased but not installed until June of 1946 because of