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Women's and Gender Studies

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Women's History Month Resources

An African American women operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber. Tennessee, 1939.

1963 Report of the President's Commission on the Status of Women

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth (circa. 1797–1883) was a slave who became famous for being an American abolitionist. She was a self-proclaimed Evangelist, who changed her name based on a revelation she received in 1843. She was born Isabella Bomefree in the Dutch settlement of Hurley in upstate New York. Born into a large slave family she was sold four different times before finding freedom. The painful experiences of being a child, wife, and mother who had to endure slavery and her personal religious experiences formed a personality that made her a courageous advocate for slaves and an avid supporter of women's rights as well. (New World Encyclopedia)

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