Sojourner Truth - HistoryWearz Costumes – American People Series - inspirational woman - Halloween costume - American History costume

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HistoryWearz™ Costumes – American People Series™ "MAKING HISTORY CHILD'S PLAY!"

Purchase this beautifully handmade (by shop owner) girls costume and dress up outfit inspired by Sojourner Truth, who was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist.

Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son in 1828, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 1843 after she became convinced that God had called her to leave the city and go into the countryside "testifying the hope that was in her".

Her best-known speech was delivered extemporaneously, in 1851, at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. The speech became widely known during the Civil War by the title "Ain't I a Woman?," a variation of the original speech re-written by someone else using a stereotypical Southern dialect; whereas Sojourner Truth was from New York and grew up speaking Dutch as her first language. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves (summarized as the promise of "forty acres and a mule"). In 2014, Truth was included in Smithsonian magazine's list of the "100 Most Significant Americans of All Time".

All seams of this ensemble are finished, and fully lined for professional quality and lasting wear. This MADE IN AMERICA outfit is handmade by our very own HistoryWearz™ shop owner in a smoke free, pet free home and office.

Machine washable (gentle cycle).

All product Image designs © 2017 by Shirley Olivia Lee
HistoryWearz™ Costumes – American People Series™ "MAKING HISTORY CHILD'S PLAY!"

Purchase this beautifully handmade (by shop owner) girls costume and dress up outfit inspired by Sojourner Truth, who was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist.

Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son in 1828, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 1843 after she became convinced that God had called her to leave the city and go into the countryside "testifying the hope that was in her".

Her best-known speech was delivered extemporaneously, in 1851, at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. The speech became widely known during the Civil War by the title "Ain't I a Woman?," a variation of the original speech re-written by someone else using a stereotypical Southern dialect; whereas Sojourner Truth was from New York and grew up speaking Dutch as her first language. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves (summarized as the promise of "forty acres and a mule"). In 2014, Truth was included in Smithsonian magazine's list of the "100 Most Significant Americans of All Time".

All seams of this ensemble are finished, and fully lined for professional quality and lasting wear. This MADE IN AMERICA outfit is handmade by our very own HistoryWearz™ shop owner in a smoke free, pet free home and office.

Machine washable (gentle cycle).

All product Image designs © 2017 by Shirley Olivia Lee

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