Sojourner Truth


Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York in 1797. In 1826, she escaped slavery and moved to New York City, where she became a preacher and advocate for women’s rights. She delivered her famous “Ar’n’t I a Woman” speech in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention, in which she championed the rights of women and people of color.

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