In or after 1797
ST was born a slave, "as near as she can . . . calculate between 1797 and 1800,"
, New York
, the youngest but one in a family of ten or twelve children.
ST told her autobiography to Olive Gilbert, who wrote it down and had it printed in Boston
that year as Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a northern slave, emancipated from bodily servitude by the state of New York, in 1828
29 May 1851
ST gave her most famous speech, now known by the catch-phrase "Ar'n't I a Woman?", at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron
21 June 1851
ST's speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron
, was printed in a single long paragraph in the Anti-Slavery Bugle
26 November 1883
ST died at her home in Battle Creek
. She was very old and had been suffering from leg ulcers.