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Sojourner Truth, a speaker for abolition and women's rights, visited Battle Creek in 1856. Within a year she had moved to this area. As an ex-slave and abolitionist, she made Battle Creek her home and still continued to travel around the country as an advocate for human rights for everyone. She died in 1883 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, on the east side of the city. Here is a Biography page for Sojourner Truth. .
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Battle Creek and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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