• 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?

    "Ain't I A Woman?". Sojourner Truth's speech at the Women's Rights Convention at Old Stone Church in Akron, Ohio, May 29, 1851.