Recreating the remarkable life of famous escaped slave Sojourner Truth, Kathryn Woods memorializes one of the most significant figures in American history. 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, suffragist. This program joins Sojourner Truth at the end of her life. She recalls her early days as a slave, details he relationship with God, and shares poignant stories of her days walking through this land, using her own words, speeches and songs.
Kathryn Woods, a Massachusetts native, 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.