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WMPG celebrates the lives of Black men and women throughout the month of February. Born into slavery in New York, Sojourner Truth escaped to freedom with her infant daughter in 1826. She became one of the first Black women to go to court against a White man and win her case. Her 1850 autobiography, “Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave” became a catalyst for abolition and her famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman” is still acknowledged as a powerful argument for women’s rights.
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90.9 WMPG FM, "Sojourner Truth" (2020). Black History Month Segments. 19.