Feminism: Foundational texts

Ain't I a Woman?

At the 1851 Women’s Rights Convention held in Akron, Ohio, Sojourner Truth, a human rights activist and former slave, delivered what is now recognized as one of the most famous abolitionist and women’s rights speeches in American history, “Ain’t I a Woman?” She continued to speak out for the rights of African Americans and women during and after the Civil War. Sojourner Truth died in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1883. Here is the full text. delaGATE login required.