The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (version 2)

Olive GILBERT (1801 - 1884) and Sojourner TRUTH (1797 - 1883)

Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) was born into slavery in 1797 (or thereabouts) in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York. This narrative, as told by Sojourner Truth to her friend Olive Gilbert, recounts to the best of her recollection what she and her family endured while they were the legal property of other human beings. These life experiences served as the catalysts for her becoming, in her later years, an outspoken abolutionist and women's rights activist. Her forgiving attitude toward those who once treated her and her loved ones with such cruelty is an example for all who would aspire to heal and move on from traumatizing life experiences. The voice of Olive Gilbert comes through in this narrative, and together, she and Sojourner Truth build a compelling case against slavery. - Summary by Holly Jenson

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Her Birth and Parentage Holly Jenson
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Play 02 Accommodations Holly Jenson
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Play 03 Her Brothers and Sisters Holly Jenson
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Play 04 Her Religious Instruction Holly Jenson
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Play 05 The Auction Holly Jenson
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Play 06 Death of Mau-Mau Bett Holly Jenson
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Play 07 Last Days of Bomefree Holly Jenson
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Play 08 Death of Bomefree Holly Jenson
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Play 09 Commencement of Isabella's Trials in Life Holly Jenson
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Play 10 Trials Continued Holly Jenson
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Play 11 Her Standing With Her New Master and Mistress Holly Jenson
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Play 12 Isabella's Marriage Holly Jenson
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Play 13 Isabella as a Mother Holly Jenson
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Play 14 Slaveholder's Promises Holly Jenson
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Play 15 Her Escape Holly Jenson
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Play 16 Illegal Sale of her Son Holly Jenson
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Play 17 It Is Often Darkest Just Before Dawn Holly Jenson
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Play 18 Death of Mrs. Eliza Fowler Holly Jenson
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Play 19 Isabella's Religious Experience Holly Jenson
00:29:58
Play 20 New Trials Holly Jenson
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Play 21 Finding a Brother and Sister Holly Jenson
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Play 22 Gleanings Holly Jenson
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Play 23 The Matthias Delusion Holly Jenson
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Play 24 Fasting Holly Jenson
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Play 25 The Cause of Her Leaving the City Holly Jenson
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Play 26 The Consequences of Refusing a Traveller a Night's Lodging Holly Jenson
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Play 27 Some of Her Views and Reasonings Holly Jenson
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Play 28 The Second Advent Doctrines Holly Jenson
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Play 29 Another Camp Meeting Holly Jenson
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Play 30 Her Last Interview With Her Master Holly Jenson
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Play 31 Certificates of Character Holly Jenson
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