Daily Archives: November 18, 2013

November 18

Reflection The woman we know as Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York on November 18, 1797 as Isabella Baumfree (after her father’s owner, Baumfree). She was sold several times, and while owned by the John Dumont family in Ulster County, married Thomas, another of Dumont’s slaves. They had five children. In 1827, New York law emancipated all…

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