10 Interesting Sojourner Truth Facts

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015. | People

Sojourner Truth Facts tell you about the African American women’s right activist and abolitionist. She was born circa 1797 as Isabella Baumfree in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York as a slave. She died on 26 November 1883. In 1826, she was able to escape from slavery along with his infant daughter.  Let’s find out more detail facts about Truth by reading the below post

Sojourner Truth Facts 1: winning a case

Truth was very famous after she won a case against a white man in 1828. She is considered as the first female black to do it. Truth decided to go to court to recover her son.

Sojourner Truth Facts 2: the real name

Sojourner Truth is not her birth name. She was born as Isabella Baumfree. In 1843, she changed her name into Sojourner Truth.

Sojourner Truth and Slavery

Sojourner Truth and Slavery

Sojourner Truth Facts 3: the famous speech

“Ain’t I a Woman?” is considered as the famous speed of Truth. She delivered this speech in 1851 during the civil war at Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. Since Truth had Dutch as the first language, her original speech was rewritten using the Southern dialect. Get facts about Harriet Tubman here.

Sojourner Truth Facts 4: Union Army

Truth also contributed a lot to the Union Army for she helped them to recruit the black soldiers.

Sojourner Truth Facts

Sojourner Truth Facts

Sojourner Truth Facts 5: the early life

Her parents were James and Elizabeth Baumfree. There were 10 or 12 children in the family and Truth was one of them. Her parents were bought Colonel Hardenbergh to live in a hilly region, Swartekill.

Sojourner Truth Facts 6: the death of Colonel Hardenbergh

The estates and slaves of Colonel Hardenbergh were given to Charles Hardenbergh, the son of the colonel. In 1806, Charles died and Belle, the young Truth was sold to John Neely for a flock of sheep for $100. She was 9 years old at that time.  Find facts about Slavery in America here.

Sojourner Truth Image

Sojourner Truth Image

Sojourner Truth Facts 7: John Neely

Truth stated that Neely was a harsh and cruel man. She was beaten every single day by Neely. In 1808, she was sold Martinus Schryver of Port Ewen for $105. Then Truth was sold to John Dumont of West Park in 1810.

Sojourner Truth Facts 8: John Dumont

Truth stated that Dumont was kind to him. However, her life was difficult because the second wife of Dumont did not like her.

Sojourner Truth Picture

Sojourner Truth Picture

Sojourner Truth Facts 9: Robert

Robert was a slave from the neighboring farm that she met in 1815. She fell in love with him. However, the relationship was objected by Robert’s owner for he would not own their children of both married. Robert sneaked over to see his lover. Since Catton knew about it, Robert was beaten. Finally he died because of injuries. It made Truth feel bad.

Sojourner Truth Facts 10: the personal life

Truth’s husband was Thomas. He was an older slave.  Truth had five kids.

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

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