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Ohio Mysteries

Aug 20, 2020

In 1851, at the second National Woman's Rights Convention held in Akron, Ohio, a runaway slave named Sojourner Truth used her compelling life as an argument in favor of gender equality. Her speech electrified the crowd and her catch phrase "Ain't I a woman?" became a battle cry for feminists. But did Truth really say the words for which she is most famous? 20th-century historians launched an effort to find out.