Ain't I a woman?
On this day in 1851, at the Women's Rights Convention
in Akron, Ohio, Sojourner Truth delivered a speech which essentially solidified the basis of intersectionality
with her groundbreaking address known as, "Ain't I a woman?" Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree
, Truth escaped and became an advocate for the abolitionist movement and addressed the experiences of black women born into slavery. Her words are the basis for intersectionality, a term later coined by critical race theorist and law professor, Kimberlé Crenshaw