Tag Archives: episode

Voices of the Civil War Episode 21: “Sojourner Truth”

Voices of the Civil War Episode 21: “Sojourner Truth”

The women’s rights movement in America was directly influenced by the work of the abolitionist movement. Nearly all women’s rights advocates supported abolition, however not all abolitionists supported a woman’s right to engage herself in political activity. Responding to the attempted silencing of women at antislavery conventions, and the expectation that they stay at home …