Sojourner Truth Google Doodle Honors – Google Doodle honors on the first day of Black History Month Sojourner Truth, a preacher, abolitionist and women’s rights activist.
Sojourner Truth Google Doodle Honors:
Friday’s Google logo designed by Philadelphia-based guest artist Loveis Wise honoring abolitionist Sojourner Truth in an illustration created by Philadelphia-based guest artist Loveis Wise.
Philadelphia-based guest artist Loveis Wise told Google “As a black woman, illustrating Sojourner Truth was especially personal and meaningful to me, Her journey and persistence inspired major change in both rights for enslaved African-Americans and women. Her history is deeply rooted to my ancestors and others around the world.”
Sojourner Truth, whose birth name was Isabella Baumfree, was born into slavery on the estate of Col. Johannes Hardenbergh around 1797. She was sold for the first time at the age of nine, before being sold twice more in the space of two years. She was bought by her final master, John Dumont, in 1810. Sojourner Truth moved to New York City in 1829 and became connected to Christian evangelist Elijah Pierson, for whom she worked as a housekeeper, meeting abolitionists William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Douglass, who encouraged her to speak out against slavery. Truth could not read or write, she dictated her autobiography, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, in 1850. After the book published, she spoke at a woman’s rights conference where she gave her famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech supporting women’s equality.
“Without her work and the awareness Sojourner spread, the U.S. would not be what it currently is today,” Wise said. “It’s important to lift up her legacy and reflect on that.”
Sojourner Truth was born in Isabella Baumfreec. 1797 in Swartekill, New York, U.S.
She died on November 26, 1883 (aged 86) in Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.
Her Occupation Abolitionist, author, human rights activist
Her Parents James Baumfree , Elizabeth Baumfree