Sojourner Truth’s House 16

Sojourner Truth launched her career as a nationally known antislavery speaker from this house in Florence.

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Sojourner Truth House

35 Park Street was the home of Sojourner Truth from 1850 until 1857 when she moved to Battle Creek, Michigan. Truth was a member of the NAEI between 1843 and 1846. She launched her career as a nationally known speaker against slavery and for women’s rights from this home in Florence. She paid off the mortgage on the house in 1854 by selling the narrative of her days in slavery published with the help of William Lloyd Garrison in 1850.

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