A'n't I a Woman? Truth's most famous speech, "A'n't I a Woman?", was delivered at a convention on women's rights in 1851. In it, she is reported to have challenged a Protestant minister's claims that men deserve more privileges than women because they are intellectually superior and because God created Jesus as a man.
THIRTEEN CHILERN, AND SEEN EM MOS' ALL SOLD OFF TO SLAVERY, AND WHEN J CRIED OUT WITH MY MOTHERS GRIE0 NONE BUT JESUS
HEARD MEI AND A 'N'T
J A WOMAN?
IN BLACK DAR, HE SAY WOMEN CAN'T HAVE AS MUCH RIGHTS AS MEN, CAUSE CHRIST WAN 1T A WOMAN! WHAR DID
YOUR CHRIST COME
Her speech is often cited as an example of early black feminist political
I activism, although in many ways it is more about the status of the racialized 140 and feminized body.