Voices for Freedom Abolitionist Heroes is a series of biographies portraying a generation of true American heroes. Their vision, words, and actions were a source of inspiration to the abolitionist movement and the fight to free African-American slaves before and during the Civil War. Sojourner Truth Speaking Up for Freedom Born around 1797 into slavery in a northern state---New York---Sojourner Truth was not universally admired for her views on abolition, women's rights, or prison reform. She was nonetheless sought after as a speaker throughout the Northeast and upper Midwest, and she had the ear of President Abraham Lincoln and fellow leaders of the abolitionist movement. One of the most persuasive and influential activists of her day, Truth was also an effective recruiter of African Americans into the Union army during the Civil War. Book jacket.
Crabtree Publishing Company
Speaking up for Freedom
Voices for Freedom: Abolitionist Heroes