SOJOUNER truth was born in Rifton ,NY and she died November 26,1883 ,battle creek,Mississippi. Her parents names were James Babumfree (dad) and Elizabeth Babumfree obviously they were married. Sojouner truth was an African-American abolitionist and a women's right activist. She was born into slavery in the swartekill, ulster county,NY. she escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. An abolitionist is someone who wants a particular practice stopped. Sojourner was six feet tall an had a powerful voice.