Sojourner Truth had a tough childhood. She was born a slave, and many of the families she worked for treated her poorly. But when she was finally freed, Sojourner used her life to teach others about women's rights and the power of freedom.
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As a girl Eleanor Roosevelt was scared of many things: swimming, mice, horses, robbers. Most of all she was scared of the dark. So when her aunt Edith asked for ice one night to soothe her scratchy throat, Eleanor froze. How could she get ice for her aunt since it was in the dank, dark basement? But Eleanor loved her aunt, and she knew what she must do: be brave.