Women’s History Month
Sojourner Truth 


In honor of Women’s History Month, Kathy Evans, DLC 727 President would like to celebrate the life and legacy of Sojourner Truth.

Sojourner Truth 
1797 - 1883

Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women rights activist. She was born a slave in 1797, but escaped to freedom with her infant daughter Sophia, leaving her two other children behind.

Her 5-year-old son was was illegally sold to a man in Alabama and she took the issue to court and got her son back. This was written in history as the first time an African-American woman successfully challenged a white man in a United States Court.

Favorite Quote:
“Ain’t I a woman?”

Sojourner Truth was an activist for women’s rights and she challenged the norms of racial injustice. 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth