Sojourner Truth was born in 1797 In New York. She was born into slavery under the name of Isabella Baumfree. She was sold to many different people, abused, and stripped of her rights. Due to the Emancipation Proclamation, she was freed. She knew however that things were still unfair. Women were treated less than men for no reason. This is one of the main things Isabella fought for: womens' rights. Isabella believed that God was calling her to sojourn, or travel, across the land and speak the truth. Because of this, she changed her name to what we know her as, Sojourner Truth. Truth gave several speeches about womens' rights, trying to change the way women were thought of. She inspired many through her powerful words, leaving behind a legacy. Many people look up to Sojourner Truth because she was such a powerful women.