Sojourner Truth brief biography
Born into slavery as Elizabeth Baumfree, the famous abolitionist and proponent of women's rights, would one day "walk to freedom." She changed her name to Sojourner Truth and famously proclaimed "The Spirit calls me, and I must go." She then traveled as an itinerant preacher. She is shown here knitting next to a bouquet of yellow roses (symbolic of freedom) as she revels at a chance encounter with a butterfly (symbolic of transformation).