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Crowning Achievement Series- Sojourner Truth

The Crowning Achievement Series rolls on! This time we celebrate someone who left an incredible mark on the developing socio-political climate of the United States during the 19th century. Sojourner Truth, born in 1797, was a slave during her childhood. She managed to escape to freedom in 1826. Though she could not read or write, she became a powerful woman; fighting for the abolition of slavery and the rights' of women.

In 1828, Truth took a Caucasian man to court to recover her son. She won that case, effectively becoming the first African American woman to win a court case of this kind. We honor Sojourner Truth today by creating a crown made of the gavel. We acknowledge her bravery and determination to fight for the good of mankind with this crown.

Please find more information about Sojourner Truth here. If you would like to make your own Truth Crown, read on!