Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I a Woman” Speech May Not Have Contained That Famous Phrase


During Sojourner Truth’s famous 1851 speech at the Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, she used the phrase “Ain’t I a Woman?” four times to emphasize the need to fight for equal rights for African American women. Or says a transcript of the speech that was published 12 years later. Fellow …

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