Where did Sojourner Truth deliver her ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ speech?
This famous work of oratory dates back to 1851 at Akron’s Women’s Rights Convention. It was a powerful speech about slavery and inequality that is still remembered to this day. While the woman who spoke those words is known as Sojourner Truth, she was born as Isabella Baumfree and didn’t adopt her better-known name until she was well into her 40s following a religious conversion. Source: Biography, JSTOR, National Park Service.
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Sojourner Truth was an African-American abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. Wikipedia
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