Cultural Corner – Sojourner Truth: the woman, the abolitionist, the Dutch speaker

As February draws to a close, Black History Month also ends.  March is when Women’s History Month is celebrated in the United States.  This video on the life of Sojourner Truth highlights her contributions as a woman and as an African-American to U.S. history.

As a young girl, Truth was known as Isabella “Baumfree”, after her father’s nickname.  For the first nine years of her life, Truth spoke only Dutch.  Learn more about her life as an abolitionist, writer, and activist in this video.