1 June

'And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen chilern, and seen 'em mos' all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?' _ Aint I A Woman speech by Sojourner Truth as recorded by Frances Gage

June 1, 2009 · 1 min read

Today in 1843, Isabella Baumfree, a woman born in slavery, changed her name to Sojourner Truth and set out from New York on a journey across America, preaching the abolition of slavery and promoting women’s rights.



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