Her Story: Sojourner Truth

About this Worksheet:

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York around 1797. Her birth name was Isabella Baumfree She changed it to Sojourner Truth in 1843. She suffered under several owners before she finally escaped to freedom in 1825. She became a widely admired abolitionist and feminist. Below is a passage from her autobiography from 1850. In this activity, students read about Sojourner and answer related questions. It’s a great worksheet to practice reading comprehension skills. Designed for 7th and 8th grade but can be used for other grades as appropriate.