Conversations with Sojourner Truth, November 17th at 7 p.m.
AAHM Members are invited
Join us as Patricia Davis portrays Sojourner Truth. She was an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. Sojourner Truth was enslaved in New York until she was an adult. Born Isabella Baumfree around the turn of the nineteenth century, her first language was Dutch. Owned by a series of masters, she was freed in 1827 by the New York Gradual Abolition Act and worked as a domestic. In 1843 she believed that she was called by God to travel around the nation–sojourn–and preach the truth of his word. Thus, she believed God gave her the name, Sojourner Truth.