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Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was an 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. After going to court to recover her son in 1828, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man... Read More

BornIsabella Baumfree
c. 1797
Swartekill, New York, United States
DiedNovember 26, 1883 (aged 86)
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
OccupationAbolitionist, author, human rights activist


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