Iconic African-American abolitionist and civil rights activist Sojourner Truth passed away on this day in 1883 at the age of 86.
Sojourner Truth, an iconic figure who fought for women’s rights and human rights, made her mark in history by fighting against the injustices of slavery in the United States.
Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree in 1797, she became an early advocate against the practice. She escaped bondage in 1826 with her infant child, awaiting the state’s emancipation in 1827.
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She became one of the first Black women to challenge a white man in court and win when she sued to retrieve her son, Peter, who had been illegally sold into slavery at just five years old.
To celebrate her legacy, Face2Face Africa shares with you 10 inspirational quotes from this heroine.
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