In 1972, speaking on Black Women’s Liberation, Wilhelmina Wanda Hogan reads from Sojourner Truth’s 1851 speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”

“Well children, where there’s so much racket, there must be something out of kilter…That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and have to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me the best places. And aren’t I a woman?”

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