"Sojourner Truth" was an African-American Abolitionism in the United States/abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York/Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. Sojourner Truth was named "Isabella ("Bell") Baumfree" when she was born. She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 1843. Her best-known extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. During the American Civil War/Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the Federal government of the United States/federal government for former slaves.More Sojourner Truth on Wikipedia.