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Sojourner Truth Addresses Ohio Women’s Rights Convention; Record of Speech Later Rewritten by White Feminist | EJI, A History of Racial Justice

Sojourner Truth Addresses Ohio Women’s Rights Convention; Record of Speech Later Rewritten by White Feminist | EJI, A History of Racial Justice

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On May 29, 1851, Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist and formerly enslaved black woman, addressed a Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. The state of Ohio was in the midst of drafting a new constitution at the time, and this convention was organized to urge lawmakers to ensure that the new document expand the legal rights of women. The convention was also one of several annual events held in the years following the 1848 voting rights convention organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others in Seneca Falls, New York.

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