Sojourner Truth Biography

Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. Sojourner Truth was named Isabella Baumfree when she was born. She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 1843. Her best-known extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Sojourner Truth
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Author, Domestic worker, Writer
Ethnicity:
African American, Ghanaian American
Date of Death:
November 26, 1883
Age at Death:
unknown
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