Sojourner's son, Peter, was still a slave. He was illegally sold to someone in Alabama.
She took this to court, and won the case! This was uncommon for a women, a slave, to take a white man to court.
Her son was sent back to New York. Many were taken aback by her triumph. Some saw this as a sign of hope.
She became an abolitionist to end slavery. She also stood for women's rights and basic civil rights. She gave speeches about her life as a slave and altered the view of many people.
The most famous speech she gave was at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention. "Ain't I a Women" mentioned slavery, and women's rights.
Sadly, Truth died November 26, 1883. She put up a wild fight to end slavery, and stood for women's rights as well. She had incredible bravery, and she moved many people in her time. Now she lays in Oak Hill Cemetery.