not sure how much information
you already have about Sojourner
Truth, so I apologize in advance,
if some of my answers are old
news to you. For starters, Truth,
a former slave, is famous for
being an outspoken abolitionist
and woman's rights activist.
She was very active in the mid-1800s
at a time when few people were
making connections between race
and gender--and this is exactly
what Truth did. She made is
a point to highlight that some
people are oppressed by the
gender and others by their race--and
in both instances, it is the
same people fighting against
Her most famous speech is called
I a Woman?. This speech
will give you some idea of the
focus of her work. You can also
learn more about her in a book
called: Black Women In America:
An Historical Encyclopedia,
edited by Darlene Clark Hine.
Perhaps you can get this book
from your local library.
I hope that helps--and good
luck with your research.