Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree (1797–1883 ) 1797 Isabella Baumfree is born into slavery to parents Elizabeth and James Baumfree in Ulster County, New York, one of 13 children. She is sold several times before the age of nine. 1815 Isabella falls in love with another slave named Robert from a neighboring farm, but […]

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