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"Ain't I a Woman?" is the name given to a speech, delivered extemporaneously, by Sojourner Truth, (1797–1883), born into slavery in New York State. In this speech she said: "If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again!" Anti Slaveri Speakers, Help Me, Free Encyclopedia, Place Everywh, Children, Lashes, Sojourn Truths, Black Women, Aint
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Sojourner Truth ( c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) "That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman?..."
deafmuslimpunx: An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s, image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA