Sojourner Truth (c.1797 - 1883)

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Immediate Family

    • Hannah
      daughter
    • Peter
      son
    • Diana
      daughter
    • Elizabeth
      daughter
    • Sophia
      daughter
    • James
      father
    • Betsy
      mother

About Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth (/soʊˈdʒɜrnər ˈtruːθ/; c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) 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.

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth

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Sojourner Truth's Timeline

1797
1797
1883
November 26, 1883
Age 86