American Historical Theatre
Presents

SOJOURNER TRUTH

 Portrayed by

DAISY NELSON CENTURY

Isabella Baumfree changed her name to Sojourner Truth and walked through Long Island and Connecticut, preaching "God's truth and plan for salvation." After months of travel, she arrived in Northampton, MA, and joined the utopian community "The Northampton Association for Education and Industry, "where she met and worked with abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass and Olive Gilbert. Her dictated memoirs were published in 1850 as The Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Northern Slave.          

Daisy Century is a Philadelphia resident who performs with the American Historical Theatre.  She is also an experienced actress with a BS from South Carolina State University .  She has appeared in several films including “Beloved” and “The Sixth Sense” and with such local theaters as Bushfire in “Hats on the Vine.”  Daisy is particularly interested in history and has studied the lives of 19th century emancipator, Harriet Tubman
and the 18th century poet Phyllis Wheatley.

     

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