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The Religious Affiliation of Abolitionist, Black Activist
Sojourner Truth


From: Delbert Baker, "In Search of Roots" on "Roots: Adventist African-Americans" website on website of Oakwood College (a Seventh-day Adventist college in Huntsville, Alabama) (http://www.oakwood.edu/ocgoldmine/hdoc/blacksda/roots/ts1.html and http://www.oakwood.edu/ocgoldmine/hdoc/blacksda/roots/ts2.html; viewed 15 July 2005):
Sojourner Truth (Isabella Van Wagener), the famous abolitionist, was believed to be a Seventh-day Adventist - through the efforts of Uriah Smith.

Though her baptism by Smith is questioned by some historians, it is generally accepted that Sojourner Truth was acquainted with Advent teachings and accepted the Sabbath. She knew Ellen White, John Byington, Dr. J. H. Kellogg, and other prominent church leaders. She spoke at the Battle Creek Sanitarium and several other church gatherings. Her grave is in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Battle Creek, near the White family burial place.

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