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Sojourner Truth

Born 1797
Ulster County, New York
Died November 26, 1883
Battle Creek, Michigan

Abolitionist and women's rights activist

The energetic Sojourner Truth is remembered as one of the leading social reformers of her time. Sojourner Truth. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress.) The energetic Sojourner Truth is remembered as one of the leading social reformers of her time.

Sojourner Truth. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress.)

Abolitionist Sojourner Truth is one of the most famous women in American history. Born into slavery, she became a leader in the abolitionist movement (the crusade to end slavery in America) and a pioneer in the battle for women's rights during the 1840s and 1850s. Truth also emerged as an energetic advocate (supporter) for blacks during the post–Civil War era known as Reconstruction (1865–77). Today, she is remembered as one of the leading social reformers of her time.

Born a Slave

Sojourner Truth was born as Isabella Baumfree in 1797 in Ulster Country, New York. The daughter of slave parents owned by James and Elizabeth Baumfree...

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