Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth

American women's rights activist Sojourner Truth's famous speech, "Ain't I a Woman", was altered by a white abolitionist, who rewrote her speech for publication in a stereotypical "southern black slave dialect". Truth actually grew up speaking Dutch and took pride in her "fairly correct English."

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