Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth 1797 – 1883

American women’s rights activist. She escaped slavery in 1826 and went to court to free her son in 1828. “If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.”

Here are some informative links:

2/27/2022 CNN reports on new court documents of 1828 when Sojourner Truth successfully sued to free her son from slavery.

Women‘s History: Sojourner Truth

National Park Service: Sojourner Truth

And a Ted-Ed video on her speeches