Truth Was Born A Slave In 1797, In Swartekill, New York. She Spent Her Life In Slavery, Until Escaping, To Freedom, Leaving Behind, Her Children. She Gained Her Freedom When The New York State Emancipation Act Was Passed In 1827. When Her Son, Peter, At Age Five, Was Sold To An Alabama Sharectopper, Truth Went To Court And Succeeded In Getting Him Back.
She Was Six Feet Tall And Known For Wearing A Satin Banner That Said, "Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." She Was A Frequent Guest Of Abraham Lincoln At The White House, And One Of The Voices That Influenced Lincoln To Enlist Black Soldiers For The Union Army During The Civil War.
Sojourner Truth Died November 26, 1883, At Her Home In Battle Creek Michigan. It's Said That Her Last Words Were: "Be A Follower Of The Lord Jesus." She , Was Commemorated On A U.S. Postage Stamp, On February 4, 1986.
"In Order For Black History To Live, We Must Continue To Breathe Life Into It." -- Hubert Gaddy, Jr.