Nicole Clark


Dependable, Intermediate, Ann Turner, James Ransome, Aboliton, Slavery, Biography, African American Women, Human Rights Advocate

Document Type

Book Review


An unlikely journey from slave girl Isabella to fiery preacher and abolitionist is chronicled in My Name is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth. Sojourner Truth lived during the period of time when attitudes toward slavery in the United States were beginning to shift. Drawing on the courage and strength she received from God, Sojourner Truth fled the household where she had been enslaved, found freedom with a kind family, hired lawyers to find her young son who had been sold to another master, and felt God calling her to preach both religious doctrine and truths about slavery, eventually becoming a respected human rights advocate.