Sojourner Truth Events

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    Important events in Sojourner Truth's life

  • Sojourner's mother and father are freed

  • Sojourner is put up at an auction to be sold

  • Sojourner is sold to Martin Schryver

  • Mau Mau Bett dies

  • state of New York passed a law granting freedom to slaves born July 4, 1799

  • Allen, a former slave, becomes the first bishop of the African Methodist Church

  • "Belle" marries Thomas, another slave.

  • Abolitionist starts in New York

  • Belle wins her court case

  • Her son, Peter, claims he is not Sojourner's son