Sojourner Truth

Isabella Baumfree was born into slavery in 1797. She escaped slavery, and believed God had told her to travel the world and preach about women's rights. She never learned to read or write, but impressed quite a few highly-educated people. She delivered powerful speeches, and was recognized greatly for them. She named herself Sojourner Truth, or a traveler spreading the truth. Truth supported the abolitionist cause and the women's rights cause. She is remembered for her very powerful speech; "Ain't I a woman?"