Sojourner Truth on Power

Sojourner Truth

 Born a slave in Ulster County, New York around 1779, Sojourner Truth knew how power could be used for evil.  She  passed through the hands of numerous owners, many of them cruel, before she was given her freedom at age 30 when New York State abolished slavery in 1827. She then fought to free her …

Harriet Tubman on Slavery is the Next Thing to Hell

Harriet Tubman woodcut

Harriet Tubman (1822-1913) was recognized as a hero in her own day. An escaped slave, she repeatedly went back to the south and led other slaves to freedom, saving thousands. Outspoken and fearless, she was a passionate and influential speaker in both the abolitionist movement and in the fight for women's rights. It is very …

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