Sojourner Truth

Week 14: Sojourner Truth


READ K – 3: Sojourner Truth: Path to Glory by Peter Merchant

4 – 6: Sojourner Truth by Gwenyth Swain OR Sojourner Truth by Laura Hamilton Waxman

7 – 8: Sojourner Truth (In their Own Words) by Peter & Connie Roop




  • T/F Sojourner Truth was a slave in the South. (False: Slave in the North)
  • What was Sojourner Truth’s real name? (Isabella Baumfree)
  • Where did Sojourner Truth and her family sleep when she was little? (cold, dark, damp, basement)
  • What happened to Sojourner Truth’s brothers and sisters? (sold away)
  • How old was Sojourner Truth when she was sold? (9)
  • T/F Slave masters were fair to her. (False: some beat her, made her work hard all day long; one promised her freedom after 9 years but didn’t give it to her; sold her son away)
  • What belief was a great comfort to her? (Belief that God loved her and cared for her.)
  • How did Sojourner Truth become famous? (as a great preacher)
  • Why did Isabella change her name to Sojourner Truth? (Sojourner is a traveler. She traveled from place to place preaching the truth.)
  • What things did Sojourner Truth preach about? (trusting in God, slavery was wrong; women’s rights)
  • T/F During Sojourner’s life many Northerners began to believe that slavery was wrong and slaves in the north were eventually freed. (True)

ACTIVITIES: K – 3: Coloring page:

4 – 5:  Sojourner Truth once said “”If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.” What do you think she meant by this statement? Write your answer in paragraph form.
6 – 8:Pick two of Sojourner Truth’s famous quotes on this page and, in paragraph form, write what you think she meant by each statement.


Copyright April 4th, 2014 by Gwen Fredette



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