"A Woman, Ain't I?"

February 4, 2020


Born a slave in New Paltz, New York, Isabella Baumfree walked away from slavery and in her travels evolved into Sojourner Truth: maid, laundress, evangelist, abolitionist, and suffragist. This program, presented by Kathryn Woods, tells Sojourner Truth’s story in her own words, speeches, and songs.

Kathryn Woods is a Massachusetts native who has acted on stage, screen, television, and radio. She has performed in theater festivals in Russia and at the Fringe Festival at Edinburgh. She and Sojourner Truth have been seen on C-SPAN, heard on NPR, and witnessed in forty-three states. You can also find her on the streets of Boston, guiding tours on the Freedom Trail.