Painter, Nell Irvin: Sojourner Truth - a Life, a SymbolW. W. Norton
W. W. Norton, 1997. Paperback. 370 pages. K3
Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist of the mid-nineteenth century, a figure of imposing physique, a riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit and originality. Straight-talking and unsentimental, Truth became an early national symbol for strong black women.