Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs

Sojourner Truth

1797-1883

  • American abolitionist, a freed slave
  • Born in Ulster County, NY
  • Originally called Isabella, but adopted the name Sojourner Truth
  • Convinced that she heard heavenly voices
  • Traveled throughout the North preaching emancipation and women's rights
  • A remarkable personality and great lecturer even though she remained illiterate

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