"Ain't I a Woman"

" I could work as much, and eat as much as man when I could get it and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have born children and seen most of them sold into slavery and when I cried out with a mother's gift, none but jesus heard me and ain't I a woman?"

"That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages and lifted over ditches, and to have the best places everywhere. Nobody helps me any best place and ain't I a woman?"

                                                                                                                                Sojouner Truth


                        Ain't I a woman is Sojourner Truth's most famous speech. These our two favorite selected pieces of her work. It was said she had a very loud voice and was very well spoken, which made her speeches even more powerful.She uses her expricence  to talk about womens rights and the rights of african americans. These excerpts we've picked  makes me think of how women in these times were being thought of as lower class citizens. In her generation (the 1900th century) it was even harder to be a women of color. Like in Mrs Truth case she was a slave had been doing the same work if not more then men. As black women we were almost always in danger. We had no rights at all even after women were granted the right to vote black people still did not yet have the right. In the southren socity you were a women but always black first. She spoke against all unjust. I think in many ways the two movements were very much alike thats why they grew to stand for one greater cause equality for all people.