I Am a Man!
is a declaration of civil
rights, often used as a personal statement and as a declaration of independence against oppression.
“Ain't I a Woman
?" is the
name given to a speech, delivered extemporaneously, by Sojourner Truth, (1797–1883), born into slavery in New York
State. Some time after gaining her freedom in 1827, she became a well known anti-slavery speaker. Her speech was
delivered at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio, on May 29, 1851, and did not originally have a title.