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Sojourner Truth: Biography

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth  (1797 - November 26, 1883)

Sojourner Truth was a nineteenth-century African American evangelist who embraced abolitionism and Women's Rights. A charismatic speaker, she became one of the best-known abolitionists of her day. Born a slave around 1797 in Ulster County, New York, Isabella Baumfree, as she was originally named, was the second youngest of thirteen children born in Slavery to Elizabeth (called Mau-Mau Bett) and James Bomefree. The other siblings were either sold or given away before her birth. The family was owned by Johannes Hardenbergh, a patron and Revolutionary War patriot, the head of one of the most prominent Dutch families in late eighteenth-century New York. After the colonel’s death, his son Charles Hardenberg inherited hownership of the family’s slavesContinue . . .

Source: "Truth, Sojourner." Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, edited by Donna Batten, 3rd ed., vol. 10, Gale, 2010, pp. 131-132. From Gale Virtual Reference database.

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Sojourner Truth's America
Sojourner Truth : Slave, Prophet, Legend
Sojourner Truth

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