Sojourner Truth (Isabella Baumfree)
With a bundle of clothing in one hand and a basket of food in the other, this remarkable black woman, who never learned to read or write, traveled whereever "the Spirit" called her. Born a slave in upstate New York in 1797, she spoke Dutch before she learned English. She is remembered for her work in the abolitionist and woman's rights movements. She died in Battle Creek in 1883, mourned as a stalwart of antebellum reform.