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

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
163774-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Apr 30, 2001
Last Aired:
Feb 6, 2007

Airing Details

  • Apr 30, 2001 | 9:07am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 30, 2001 | 5:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 04, 2001 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 05, 2001 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 28, 2001 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 25, 2001 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2001 | 4:16am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 26, 2002 | 5:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 06, 2007 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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