Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth (1797 - November 26, 1883) was the self-given name, from 1843, of Isabella Baumfree, an American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York. Her best-known speech, which became known as Ain't I a Woman?, was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.

  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Date: 1797
  • Death Date: 26 Nov 1883
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Ain't I a Woman?
Sojourner Truth addresses the subject of equality at the 1851 Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio.