One of America's first civil rights activists was a former slave named Sojourner Truth. Truth was born into slavery around the year 1797, and would wait thirty years to win her freedom. Her 1850 autobiography brought attention to the evils of slavery, and her work during the Civil War, her speeches highlighting injustice, and her efforts to ensure greater equality for all Americans inspired those who would follow. Truth traveled from slavery to spiritual leader, from a woman beaten by a cruel master to a woman meeting with American presidents. Her journey continues to inspire all those who believe in liberty and justice. Sojourner Truth offers a solid introduction to her life. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material.
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