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The Truth of a Woman Abolitionist

Historian and author Nell Irvin Painter is a Professor of American History at Princeton University. She's written a biography of the ex-slave and fiery abolitionist who was born Isabella Van Wagenen and rechristened herself Sojourner Truth, called "Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol."

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Other segments from the episode on September 25, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 25, 1996: Interview with Nell Irvin Painter; Interview with Hal Bruno; Review of R.E.M.'s album "New Adventures in Hi-Fi."

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