Push for Equality Continues With Events Throughout Women's History Month

Sojourner Truth was a former enslaved African-American woman born in a New York hamlet around 1797. She gained emancipation around age 30, became a bold, deep-voiced abolitionist, lecturer, evangelist and women's rights advocate, and died at age 86. This is an excerpt from her most noted public speech, "Ain't I A Woman?" — given in 1851 at a raucous, early Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.  Continue reading...

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