Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth
|Jun 24 - Jun 27
morning / afternoon
These two women, born into slavery, growing up when it was literally illegal for them to learn to read and write, refused to be cowed. They stood up for what was right. Harriet Tubman was known as the “Black Moses” because she led more than 300 slaves to freedom in Canada… and all of them got away.
Sojourner Truth took that name for herself; she was born Isabella Baumfree. As a slave, she couldn’t choose her own husband; her master gave her one. She escaped from slavery when she was in her 20’s and eventually became the first Black woman to sue a White man and win. She led a challenging, amazing life and stood up for what she believed.
The stories of Tubman and Truth will lead us into a discussion of slavery, the building of America, and the origins of the American Civil War.