Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)


# 1 “Inspiration for Activism”

  • Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree, known by her self-given name of

    Sojourner Truth

    Sojourner Truth

  • Abolitionist and women’s rights activist
  • Best known for her “Ain’t *I a woman” speech, demanding equal human rights for women as well as for black people
  • Strove to improve cleanliness and quality of care at Freedman’s Relief Association in Washington, D.C.
  • Advocated for formal nursing education, even though she herself never had that opportunity

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