Heroes: Sojourner Truth
American Heroes and
People She Meet Along the Way
for freedom for African Americans and women was fought by many
people. Many of these individuals are American heroes. Here
is a list and a little description about each individual.
- Born a slave in December of
- Grew up to be a Methodist
- He bought his freedom in
- He was ordained to be the
first bishop of the AME Church in 1799.
- In 1816, he won complete
separation from the Protestant Episcopal Church and
legally established the AME Church.
- She was born in Adams,
- She had learned to read and
write by the time she was 3 years old.
- She the joined a campaign
with Elizabeth Cady Stemton and Amelia Bloomer for womens
- From 1856- 1861 she was an
agent of the American Anit- Slavery Society.
- After she was abolished she
demanded that women were given the same rights that black
men were given under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth
- In 1872 to test the
Fourteenth Amendment she voted for the presidental
election. She was fined but the case was dropped.
- Anthony, Stention, and
Matilda Joslyn Gage compiled and published The History
of Women Sufferage.
- In 1888 she prganized The
International Council of Women.
- 1904 she organized the
International Women Sufferage Alliance.
- She died on March 13, 1906.
- On May 9, 1800 in Torrington,
- He hated slavery.
- Moved to Kansas in 1855.
- Fought whenever needed
- Set up an anti- slavery
stronghold in the Mountains of Virginia and Maryland.
- On October 16, 1859 he and 20
others attacked armory at Harpers Ferry. But the
government, headed by Robert E. Lee, attacked them so
Brown's mission failed.
- Brown was charged with murder
and treason for the attack.
- He was hung on December 16,
- Born in Tuckahoe, Maryland in
- Articulate spokesman for the
- Edited The North Star.
- He published his
autobiography, Narrative of Frederick Douglass.,
in 1845. This made him a fugitive again so he fled to
England and lived there for several years.
- During the Civil War he
helped recruit blacks to serve in the Union Army.
- After the war he settled in
Anacostis, District of Columbia.
- He died in 1895.
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- Born on October 11, 1805.
- Joined the abolitionist
movement when he was 23.
- he was sent to jail in 1829
for his position on slavery but was released a few months
later in 1830.
- Garrison created The
Liberator in 1830. This made the leading advocate in
the anti- slavery movement.
- In 1833 he helped start the
American Anti- Slavery Society.
- In 1864 he resigned from
president of the American Anti- Slavery Society and ended
his time as an abolitionist.
- He supported the women's
rights movement, voters' rights, civil rights, and the
- He died on May 24, 1879 in
New York City.
- John Jay was born on December
12, 1745 in Bedford, New York.
- He was a lawyer.
- He was first a British
loyalist then he became one of the nation's founding
- He became the first Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court from 1789 to 1795.
- 1794, President George
Washington sent him to England to settle the differences
between England and the U.S. .
- He made the Jay Treaty. It
was signed November 19, 1794.
- He opposed slavery.
- He founded the Manumissions
Society of New York and a school for Free African
- He became Governor of New
York in 1795 but he retired in 1801.
- He died on May 17, 1829.
- Born on Janurary 3, 1793 in
- Helped found Women's Right's
Movement of America.
- Started teaching when she was
- In 1811 married James Mott.
- In 1850 when the more strict
Fugitive Slave Law was passed the Mott's used their house
as a station on the Underground Railroad.
- In 1848 she helped organize
the Women's Rights Convention in New York.
- She was elected president of
the conference in 1852.
- Died November 11, 1880.
- Born on November 29, 1811 in
- Graduated from Harvard Law
- Was never a lawyer because
joined the antislavery movement.
- He was a great speaker
- Died February 2, 1884.
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- Born in Connecticut in 1810.
- Moved to New York in 1827 to
work as an abolitionist.
- Was editor and publisher of The
Mirror of Liberty.
- Opened a hydrotherapeutic
- Born a slave in Southampton
- A lawsuit, called the Dred
Scott Case, ocurred because Henry Taylor Blow thought
that Scott should be free because he moved to Illinois
and Illinois was a free state.
- Scott lost his case.
- He died in 1858.
- Born on October 26, 1815 in
New York City.
- Married Henry Brewster
Stanton in 1840.
- Helped organize the Women's
- She wrote two novels: Revolution
and The History of Woman Suffrage.
- She died on October 26, 1902
in New York City.
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- Big supporter of the Women's
Rights Movement and abolitinist movement.
- Born in West Brookfield,
Massachusetts in August of 1818.
- Graduated from Oberlin
College in 1847.
- She was the leader of the
Massachusetts Anti- Slavery Society.
- Married Henry Blackwell in
- Stone and her husband
estabilished the American Woman Suffrage Association.
- Helped start the Woman's
- Died on October 18, 1893.
- Born on June 14, 1811 in
- Married Calvin Ellis Stowe in
- She wrote Uncle Tom's
Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly.
- in 1853 she published The
Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- Died July 1, 1896.
- Born in Dorchester County,
Maryland in 1821. Worked as a field hand on a plantation.
- Married a free slave named
- She was scared of being sold
so she ran away.
- She led more then 300 slaves
to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
- She died somewhere around
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By: Alicia F.
Last updated: 1/03/02