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Sojourner Truth: A Resource Guide

Digital Resources

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of primary source materials related to Sojourner Truth, including photographs and documents.

Digital Collections

Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives

The black-and-white photographs of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection are a landmark in the history of documentary photography. This collection contains more than fifty photographs pertaining to Sojourner Truth.

Selected highlights from this collection:

Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs

This collection provides almost 350 images showing African Americans and related military and social history. The Civil War era is the primary time period covered, with scattered examples through 1945. Most of the images are photographs, including 270 cartes de visite.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection

The Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller scrapbooks are a part of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) Collection in the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division. These scrapbooks document the activities of the Geneva Political Equality Club, which the Millers founded in 1897, as well as efforts at the state, national, and international levels to win the vote for women. Search the collection on Sojourner Truth to locate twelve items.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, CA. 1820 to 1910

This collection portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin from the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries through first-person accounts; biographies; promotional literature; local histories; ethnographic, antiquarian, and colonial archival documents, and other texts drawn from the Library of Congress' General Collections and Rare Books and Special Collections Division.

Selected highlight from this collection:

Related Digital Resources

African American History Month

The monthly portals highlights the Library's own collections and events, they also represent a collaboration with other federal cultural heritage institutions to feature relevant materials from their institutions. Partners in the past have included the National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Historic Newspapers

A selection of articles about Sojourner Truth includes:

Legislative Information

A selection of highlights from this website includes:

Library of Congress Blogs

Selected blog posts include compelling stories and fascinating facts written by Library of Congress curators and librarians

Online Exhibitions

African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship

This exhibition showcases the incomparable African-American collections of the Library of Congress. It displays more than 240 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings.

A selection of highlights from this exhibition includes:

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

The exhibition tells the story of the long campaign for women's suffrage - considered the largest reform movement in American history - which lasted more than seven decades. The struggle was not for the fainthearted. For years, determined women organized, lobbied, paraded, petitioned, lectured, picketed and faced imprisonment.

Selected highlight from this exhibition:

Prints and Photographs Division

Related Research Guides

Teachers Page

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

Features and Activities

Lesson Plan

Today in History

Today in History is a Library of Congress presentation of historic events illuminated by items from the Library's Digital Collections. Each essay offers search tips and links selected to encourage users to dive more deeply into the Library's growing digital collections.