Sojourner Truth

abolitionist
Born: 1797?

Sojourner Truth was the most prominent African-American woman in both the abolitionist movement and the early feminist movement. Born a slave called Isabella, some years after achieving freedom she took the name Sojourner Truth and traveled as a speaker. She was known for her charisma, majestic height, and her rousing "Ain't I a Woman?" speech at a women's rights convention in 1851.

Died: 1883