Sojourner

Sojourner

[n. soh-jurn; v. soh-jurn, soh-jurn]
Truth, Sojourner, c.1797-1883, American abolitionist, a freed slave, originally called Isabella, b. Ulster co., N.Y. Convinced that she heard heavenly voices, she left (1843) domestic employment in New York City, adopted the name Sojourner Truth, and traveled throughout the North preaching emancipation and women's rights. A remarkable personality, she spoke with much effectiveness even though she remained illiterate.

See O. Gilbert, Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1878, repr. 1968); biographies by A. H. Fauset (1938, repr. 1971), H. E. Pauli (1962), and E. B. Claflin (1987).

Sojourner may refer to:

  • Sojourners Magazine
  • Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), an abolitionist and women's rights activist
  • Sojourner Truth Organization, an organization named after the abolitionist
  • Sojourner (rover), the space exploration rover named after the abolitionist that was a component of the Mars Pathfinder mission
  • Sojourner-Douglass College, a private learning institution named after the abolitionist
  • Willie Sojourner (1943-2005), a basketball player
  • Sojourn, a comic book series
  • Sojourner (album) a multi-disc wood-cased boxset released in 2007 by the alt.country band Magnolia Electric Co.
  • Sojourner - Under Canadian Tax Law is an individual who is temporarily present in Canada for a period of 183 days or more during one calendar year. This classifies that person as a resident of Canada for the entire year. For this rule to apply the individual must be a resident of another country during the 183 days in question.

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