Sojourner Truth: American History

Synopsis

Born in New York circa 1797, 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, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. Her best-known speech on racial inequalities, “Ain’t I a Woman?”, was delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention.

http://www.biography.com/people/sojourner-truth-9511284

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/truth/1850/1850.html

http://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/people/sojourner_truth.html

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