Sojourner Truth (1797-1897)
INTRODUCTION : Who is she ?
Sojourner Truth was born into slavery but escaped to freedom and became one of the most noted African-American women speakers on issues of civil rights and abolition.
Sojourner Truth is sold
1806 - 1808
Sojourner Truth escapes from her owner
Sojourner Truth is born as Isabella Baumfree
Sojourner Truth becomes an abolisionist
Sojourner Truth gives her famous "Ain't I a Women" speech
Sojourner Truth creates a new program to help ex-slaves
The November 26, 1883, Sojourner Truth dies in Michigan
Sojourner develops an infection from sores on her legs and is treated at the famous Battle Creek Sanitarium by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. The treatment does not work and Sojourner dies at her home.