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Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-November 26, 1883) was the self-given name, from 1843, of Isabella Baumfree, an American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York. Her best-known speech, which became known as Ain't I a Woman? was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.

During the Civil War Sojourner Truth raised food and clothing contributions for black regiments, and met Abraham Lincoln at the White House in 1864. While there, she tried to challenge the discrimination that segregated street cars by race. After the War ended, Sojourner Truth again spoke widely, advocating for some time a "Negro State" in the west. She spoke mainly to white audiences, and mostly on religion, "Negro" and women's rights, and on temperance, though immediately after the Civil War she tried to organize efforts to provide jobs for black refugees from the war.

Active until 1875, when her grandson and companion fell ill, Sojourner Truth returned to Michigan where she died in 1883 and was buried in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Male, 59, Dallas, TX

Posted November 11, 2013

Why am I using this great page to network? Because life has become a game of hide and seek to some people, and we're losing.

Who I am? i'm one of the poorest in America. And having been incarcerated three times, I'm also a least in the kingdom of God.

But I know the Lord, now, and I've done my part by publishing some truths given to me by the Holy Spirit. I know preachers run from Jesus' truth, but I can smile, and be proud.

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