Sojourner Truth Addresses Ohio Women’s Rights Convention.

    On May 29, 1851, Sojourner Truth, an abolitionist and formerly enslaved black woman, addressed a Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. The state of Ohio was in the midst of drafting a new constitution at the time, and this convention was organized to urge lawmakers to ensure that the new document expand the legal rights of women. The convention was also one of … Continue reading Sojourner Truth Addresses Ohio Women’s Rights Convention.