Sojourner Truth
Jenna Pastour and Meagan Bond

Background Information -

Born in 1797 in New York

One of 12 children

Born into slavery

Owned by Colonel Hardenbergh

Separated from family at 9 years old

Known as Belle

Sold at an auction with a flock of sheep for $100

First language is Dutch

Sold 3 times

Accomplishments -

First black woman to challenge a white man in a United States court successfully

Took a powerful man to court to rescue son from slavery

Founded an organization to help support women's rights

Published a book about her life as a salve

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