1. TRUE - Before that time Sojourner was known as Isabella Hardenbergh.
2. FALSE - Sojourner Truth never learned to read or write. Her friend,
Olive Gilbert, wrote the book while they were living with the Northampton Association.
3. FALSE - Sojourner Truth was born as a slave in 1797 in Hurley, Ulster
County, New York.
4. TRUE - When her master had difficulty selling Sojourner, who was then
called Isabella Hardenbergh, he added six sheep to help sell her.
6. FALSE - Sojourner's house was demolished and the site on which it
stood has not yet been marked as a historical site.
7. FALSE - The famous picture of Sojourner Truth and President Lincoln
was not a photograph, but a painting done as a historical representation of their meeting.
8. FALSE - While often mistaken for Sojourner Truth, the woman leading
the slaves in the statue is Harriet Tubman.
10. TRUE - Sojourner often said she sold teh shadow, or her picture, to
support the Substance while she traveled to speak.
2. FALSE - The year was 1851 and the city
was Akron Ohio. Some modern historians question whether the speech was made at all.
3. FALSE - Sojourner actually worked
to get Kansas land for freedmen.
4. FALSE - Sojourner Truth was accused of
being a man in Silver Lake, Indiana in October, 1858. Many suffragists were similarily
accused due to their strong political ideals.
6. FALSE - In 1826 Sojourner Truth escaped
slavery and remaind free under a New York law banning slavery. On July 4, 1827 she was
legally freed with all remaining slaves in New York state with the New York Emancipation
Act. Women won the right to vote until 1920.
8. TRUE - In 1865 Sojourner Truth rode in
horse carts in Washington D.C., much to the dismay of area whites. Blacks were restricted
to the back of the horse cart but she demanded to ride in front.
9. FALSE - Sojourner Truth changed her
name in 1843. She died in her home on college Street in Battle Creek Nov. 26, 1883.
10. FALSE - The pathfinder rover vehicle
was exploring Mars.