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Sojourner Truth Spoke Against Slavery

Isabella Baumfree was born a slave.  She grew up tall and strong and was a very hard worker.  As she grew older, Isabella changed her name to Sojourner Truth.  She spoke against slavery wherever she traveled.  She helped slaves get jobs after they were freed.  She met President Abraham Lincoln and helped her people until the end of her long life.

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Sojourner Truth's famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech is known in several variants, because Sojourner Truth herself did not write it down.

"If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them."

Sojourner Truth

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