Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)

# 1 “Inspiration for Activism”

  • Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree, known by her self-given name ofSoujourner Truth - 1.jpg 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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3 thoughts on “Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)

  1. Thank you for noticing that. I apology for the error. I wrote profiles for both and had several pictures of each. I’ve corrected it.


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