“I have borne 13 children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?”

– Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and women’s rights activist. The quote is from her famous “Ain’t I a Woman” speech from May 29, 1851. Truth, 86, died on Nov. 26 1883.