Sojourner Truth

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Sojourner Truth born as Isabella Bomfree in New York, she became an outspoken advocate for abolition, temperance, civil and women’s rights in the 19th century.

Her best-known speech was delivered extemporaneously, in 1851, at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. The speech became widely known during the Civil War by the title "Ain't I a Woman?", a variation of the original speech re-written by someone else using a stereotypical Southern dialect, whereas Sojourner Truth was from New York and grew up speaking Dutch as her first language.

In 2002, the Sojourner Truth Memorial statue was installed in Florence, Massachusetts, in a small park located on Pine Street and Park Street, on which she lived for ten years.

Sojourner Truth born as Isabella Bomfree in New York, she became an outspoken advocate for abolition, temperance, civil and women’s rights in the 19th century.

Her best-known speech was delivered extemporaneously, in 1851, at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. The speech became widely known during the Civil War by the title "Ain't I a Woman?", a variation of the original speech re-written by someone else using a stereotypical Southern dialect, whereas Sojourner Truth was from New York and grew up speaking Dutch as her first language.

In 2002, the Sojourner Truth Memorial statue was installed in Florence, Massachusetts, in a small park located on Pine Street and Park Street, on which she lived for ten years.

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