Sojourner Truth, Betsey Stockton, Harriet Tubman, Anna Murray-Douglass & Notable Black Women Pioneers - American Minute with Bill Federer
After the Emancipation Proclamation, Sojourner Truth moved to Washington, D.C., met Lincoln and helped former slaves.
She dictated her biography, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave (1850), stating:
"When I left the house of bondage I left everything behind. I wanted to keep nothing of Egypt on me, and so I went to the Lord and asked him to give me a new name."