History Women September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

4 courageous black women in history who pioneered the call for slavery reparations

Ama Nunoo September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am | History, Women

Sojourner Truth. Photo: Citizen Times

Sojourner Truth

Truth was a slave trade abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Born into slavery, she fled to her freedom in 1826 with her infant child. She believed slaves helped build America’s wealth and demanded reparation “through land distribution”. In 1870, she petitioned Congress to give the freed slaves in Washington land to fend for themselves. Her petition failed but her actions still paved the way for others to fight for their reparations.

A statue of Sojourner. Photo: The New Republic

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