Sojourner Truth was born in 1797, a time when there was still slavery and women didn't have as many rights as men. Truth was born a slave and was able to escape from her owner. After escaping from slavery she stood up for women's rights and for the abolition of slavery. She wanted everyone to be equal no matter what their race was, and also to be equal no matter if they were a woman or man.
"Ain't I a Woman" speech
Sojourner Truths most famous speech.
Sojourner Truth with Abraham Lincoln
Truth met with president Abraham Lincoln to discuss the Emancipation Proclamation.