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“Ain’t I a Woman?” is perhaps one of the most famous and well-known quotes from the first wave of feminism and the very start of the women’s rights movement of the 19th century. Spoken by African American Sojourner Truth, a former slave, these words came to reflect both the abolitionist sentiment and the women’s rights movement that occurred during the 1800s in America’s history. A fierce fighter for both slaves and the African American community, women and the right to vote for every individual, Sojourner Truth spoke out against the social injustices of her lifetime.
Born into slavery in approximately 1797 in New York, Sojourner Truth was originally named Isabella Baumfree. Sojourner escaped her enslavers in 1826, taking her newborn daughter with her into freedom. Once free, she fought legally to earn her right to have her son join her as well—and Sojourner Truth became the very first African American woman to win a legal case regarding freedom against a white slaveholding man. Once free of her past in 1843, Isabella Baumfree adopted a new name of her choosing: Sojourner Truth.
Sojourner Truth was convinced that God was the one who called her to her purpose in life. This is what led her to the 1851 Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio—and to that famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” Those words, those incredibly powerful words, United African American abolitionists, suffragists, and every woman who heard it.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes Famous People collection of quality costume clothing, this children’s Sojourner Truth costume is authentic to the 1800s and the attire worn by the storied abolitionist and women’s rights activist herself. You’ll look just like the famous participant at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention when you don this historically accurate costume set. Our Sojourner Truth costume includes a slate blue Victorian dress with a zipper back, a shawl, and a headscarf. You’ll look every bit the part of a woman standing up for her rights yourself with this accurate and detailed Sojourner Truth costume.
This high-quality Sojourner Truth kids’ costume can be used for historical school events, play, or simply a fun day of pretending to be an activist woman during the 1800s. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this Sojourner Truth famous people costume is built to last.
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Capture this moment in time with our line of Heritage Costumes.
Self: 100% Polyester
Accessories: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items are made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.
To remove stains:
* Soak and then wash with soap and warm water using a mild liquid detergent.
* Remove tough stains by spraying with a mild stain remover. It will have a better chance of removing stains other than food and dirt.
* Tumble dry on low heat.
Children’s clothing for both Boy's And Girls is the same size. The size is based on either the child’s weight and length in pounds and inches or on specific measurements (chest, waist, and hip).