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This Day in Black History: May 29, 1851

Abolitionist and womenís rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her ďAinít I a Woman?Ē speech at the Ohio Womenís Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.

On May 29, 1851, abolitionist and womenís rights activist Sojourner Truth addressed the Womenís Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio with her ďAinít I a Woman?Ē speech. Truth, who escaped from slavery in 1826, went on to be acclaimed for her oratories about racial equality.

In her ďAinít I a Woman?Ē speech, Truth spoke extemporaneously on the rights of African-Americans and women during and after the Civil War, proclaiming, in part: ďI have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman?

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