Sojourner Truth

(c. 1797 - 1883)

Born into slavery in rural New York around 1797 as Isabella, Sojourner Truth was freed by a state law that took effect in 1827. On June 1, 1843, she took the name Sojourner Truth and began traveling as a preacher, promoting abolition and women’s rights. She published her autobiography in 1850. 

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1870 | Providence, RI

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