• Ain't I a Woman?

  • Sojourner Truth

    Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter.

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  • I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon.

  • But what's all this here talking about?

  • 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?

  • Look at me!

  • Sojourner Truth

    Look at my arm!

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  • I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me!

  • And ain't I a woman?

  • I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well!

  • And ain't I a woman?

  • I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me!

  • Sojourner Truth

    And ain't I a woman?

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  • Then they talk about this thing in the head;

  • what's this they call it?

  • [member of audience whispers, “intellect"]

  • That's it, honey.

  • Sojourner Truth

    What's that got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights?

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