Sojourner Truth Birthplace

153 Carney Road, Rifton A small brick house standing on Carney Road is the birthplace of Sojourner Truth, a famous African American abolitionist and feminist. Born, circa 1797, to an enslaved, Dutch-speaking couple, Elizabeth and James Baumfree, Truth (originally named Isabella Baumfree) exemplified resistance against slavery in the Hudson Valley, while her legacy of anti-slavery… Continue reading Sojourner Truth Birthplace