Writings of Sojourner Truth
Guests examined the history of abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and the antebellum period through the writings of Sojourner… read more
Guests examined the history of abolitionism, women’s suffrage, and the antebellum period through the writings of Sojourner Truth. She wrote an autobiography, with the help of Olive Gilbert, titled The Narrative of Sojourner Truth. Though illiterate, she became a famous orator who spoke about abolition and spirituality.
This program was telecast from a house she frequented when she lived in Battle Creek, Michigan. Local sites and several artifacts from the era were also shown.
The master for this program is the re-air version due to technical difficulties in the live airing. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Neumeyer, Elizabeth Instructor Kellogg Community College
- Painter, Nell Irvin Professor Princeton University->History Department
- Robinson, Stephen Physician
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