Biography of Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth was born in New York City in 1797. She was 5 feet and 11 inches tall. She had a low and beautiful voice and whenever she spoke in public she also sang. When Sojourner Truth was little she never got to know her sister or brother because they were quickly sold to their master. When they sold her, she was only 13 years old.
When Sojourner Truth got there she saw white people treating Blacks bad and heard all of them crying and yelling for help and she witness by vision and voices.
In 1827 Sojourner Truth ran away when her master refused the freeing of slaves in New York. Sojourner Truth adopted her new name as a symbol of her spiritual mission. In 1843 Sojourner Truth became the leading black woman that took away the entire struggle and suffrage of blacks and woman.
In 1851 Sojourner Truth gave a great speech called "Ain't I a woman?"ÃÂ "And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! (And she bared her right arm to the shoulder, showing her tremendous muscular power). I have ploughed, and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man-when I could get it-and bear de lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen 'em most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?"ÃÂ What this quote means is that just because of her color skin people treat her different when she is a good person that is as twice as strong as everyone...