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Sojourner Truth

"Sojourner Truth, Fearless Crusader," by Helen Stone Peterson. The
book had two hundred and ninety four pages. I chose this book because
people overlook this woman when thinking about African Americans
The main character is Isabella, who later renamed herself Sojourner
Truth. The book begins while she is only nine years old. In the
beginning she is a naive and scared little girl, but as the book
progresses, she becomes a strong and opinionated woman. The other
characters are the people who help her throughout her life, and those
The book is about Sojourner Truth, and the struggles she faced
throughout her life due to her race. It begins with her as a nine year old
girl who is frightened about being seperated from her family, and being
sold to a new family. By the time she is thirteen she had been sold five
times. Shortly after July 4, 1827, Sojourner escaped her former owner,
to begin a life of her own, as a free woman. At the time she was twenty
nine. By leaving her owner, she left her children. To get them back, she
placed a formal complaint with a local courthouse, in Kingston, NY.
The court appealed in her favor, allowing her her son. In 1829, she and
her two children moved to New York City, so that her son and daughter
could have an education. She lived there for three years. In the
beginning of her fourth year, a religious man invited her present
employer to come to his communal country estate, so as to worship God.
While there, Sojourner's employer died, and she was blamed for his
death. To prove that she was innocent, she went to former employers,
getting letters that praised her highly. Due to this slander of her name,
she took her complaint to court, where in a white jury, she was
pronounced not guilty, and awarded a small sum of money. Shortly

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