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Ain't I a Woman? Pin

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PRODUCT: Ain't I a Woman? Pin
MADE: United States of America
SIZE: 1.75” high x 1.25" wide
MATERIALS: Rubber, soft enamel
DESIGNER: Peter Gaona
This pin was inspired by Sojourner Truth, born Isabella ("Bell") Baumfree; c. 1797 – November 26, 1883 who was an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, in 1828 she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.

In 1851, Truth joined George Thompson, an abolitionist and speaker, on a lecture tour through central and western New York State. In May, she attended the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, where she delivered her famous extemporaneous speech on women's rights, later known as "Ain't I a Woman." Her speech demanded equal human rights for all women as well as for all blacks.

Two pin back with black rubber clutches.

Handmade in Chicago. From Reformed School.
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