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   Illustration    Table of Contents     ELIZABETH N. SMITH
  --  (A nineteenth century example, actual dates uncertain
)

Brown, Hallie Q.
Homespun heroines

- ISABELLA--SOJOURNER TRUTH -- 1777 (?)--1883
- Illustration

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Sojourner Truth
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Abraham Lincoln
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century, esteemed by an intelligent community. Here she sought occasional repose from self-imposed and arduous labors.

The compiler of this sketch visited Sojourner Truth in this humble home a few months before her death. Seated in a large arm chair with an open Bible on her lap, her face wreathed in smiles, she recounted many thrilling events of her long and remarkable life. So far back in history had she led us that a little girl who had been an attentive listener innocently asked, 'Sojourner, did you see Adam and Eve?" As we left that heroic character she said "I isn't goin' to die, honey, Ise goin' home like a shootin' star."

Her eventful life closed November 26, 1883, and all that is mortal of Sojourner Truth rests in Oakhill Cemetery to await the return of the Giver of all life who rewards every one according to the deeds done in the body.

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   Illustration    Table of Contents     ELIZABETH N. SMITH
  --  (A nineteenth century example, actual dates uncertain
)