Truth, Sojourner, 1799-1883

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Dates:
Birth 1797
Death 1883-11-26
Americans
English

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Sojourner Truth (b. Isabella Baumfree, c. 1797-d. November 26, 1883), African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist best-known for her speech on racial inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. Truth was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She devoted her life to the abolitionist cause and helped to recruit black troops for the Union Army. Although Truth began her career as an abolitionist, the reform causes she sponsored were broad and varied, including prison reform, property rights and universal suffrage.

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Subjects:

  • Antislavery movements
  • Social reformers
  • African American abolitionists

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  • Abolitionists
  • Reformers

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