- Sojourner Truth
- nounUnited States abolitionist and feminist who was freed from slavery and became a leading advocate of the abolition of slavery and for the rights of women (1797-1883)• Syn: ↑Truth• Instance Hypernyms: ↑abolitionist, ↑emancipationist, ↑feminist, ↑women's rightist, ↑women's liberationist, ↑libber
* * *(c. 1797–1883) an African-American woman who was born a slave but ran away from her master in 1827 and became active in the campaigns to free slaves and to give women the same rights as men. Her name was used for the ↑NASA ↑Sojourner vehicle on Mars.See also ↑abolitionism
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