Sojourner Truth was a highly renowned female abolitionist. Truth was born as Isabella Baumfree in Ulster County, New York, in 1797. Her first language was Dutch, and she continued to speak English with a Dutch accent throughout her life. Truth endured many horrors and was sold multiple times. Eventually, she decided to escape to an abolitionist family who bought her freedom in 1827.
In freedom, she converted to Christianity. In 1843, she felt called by the spirit of God to become a preacher. She changed her name to Sojourner Truth. Later, she met various abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, who inspired her to deliver anti-slavery speeches. Today, Truth is still known for her autobiography, "The Narrative of Sojourner Truth," as well as her speeches advocating for anti-slavery and women's rights.
Onze nieuwe locatie in Amsterdam Zuidoost gaat open op 6 maart 2024.
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We are moving to South East Amsterdam at the beginning of 2024.
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Momenteel beschikt The Black Archives niet over een speciale ingang en lift voor personen met een fysieke beperking en voor rolstoelgebruikers.
At this moment, The Black Archives does not have a special entrance or lift for person of disability.