Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

Born: November 18, 1787

Died: November 26, 1883

Nationality: American

Occupation: Activist, abolitionist, author

Biography: Sojourner Truth was the self-given name, from 1843 onward, of Isabella Baumfree, 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.

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