Sojourner Truth Doll Kit

$ 20.00 Non-Member Price
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Celebrate American abolitionist and women's right activist Sojourner Truth with your very own fabric doll kit. The kit features an illustration of Sojourner Truth on the front of the fabric, and educational details on the back. The finished doll doubles as a pillow!

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She became an outspoken advocate for abolition, temperance, and civil and women's rights in the nineteenth century. Her Civil War work earned her an invitation to meet President Abraham Lincoln in 1864.

  • Finished size of the doll/pillow is 17.5.”
  • Needle, thread and stuffing not included
  • Unsewn fabric measures 18 x 22 inches.

Black Dolls (February 25 -- June 5, 2022) explores handmade cloth dolls made primarily by African American women between 1850 and 1940 through the lens of race, gender, and history.  Examining the formation of racial stereotypes and confronting the persistence of racism in American history. It features more than 100 cloth dolls, alongside dozens of historical photographs of white and Black children posed with their playthings and caregivers. A coda explores 20th-century commercial dolls marketed to a broader audience of Black families seeking to instill pride in their children. Through these humble yet potent objects, Black Dolls reveals difficult truths about American history and invites visitors to engage in the urgent national conversation around the legacy of slavery and race.

Item Number: 21633