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Jone Johnson Lewis

Slave Turned Preacher and Lecturer

By February 5, 2013

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Sojourner Truth, a slave turned preacher and lecturer, worked for both the antislavery cause and for women's rights.
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
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Her famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech -- while likely not exactly as it was later remembered -- created quite a stir and called attention to the relationship between racial justice and women's rights.

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