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Sojourner Truth

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth

Profession: Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate

United States of America

Biography: Known for her extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities "Ain't I a Woman?"

Birth date is approximate.

Born: November 18, 1797
Birthplace: Swartekill, New York, USA
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: November 26, 1883 (aged 86)

Historical Events

  • 1843-06-01 Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist
  • 1851-05-29 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio