In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we celebrate American abolitionist Sojourner Truth, who escaped from slavery & became a powerful advocate for justice & equality everywhere.
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Artist Loveis Wise, whose work frequently features Black women in naturalistic settings, depicts Truth leading four Black women on a plantation. “Creating this Doodle came with a ton of research and I was inspired by the few photographs taken of her which displayed her strong and beautiful stature,” Wise told Google. “As a Black woman, illustrating Sojourner Truth was especially personal and meaningful to me. Her journey and persistence inspired major change in both rights for enslaved African Americans and women. Her history is deeply rooted to my ancestors and others around the world.”