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Truth ParagraphSojourner truth, a popular figure during the African American emancipation movement and a passionate activist of women's rights in her lifetime, was a significant historical figure and a symbol for economy. She was a former slave who created a powerful persona for herself as a women's suffragist and a black rights advocate and rose to be an icon for all women. Truth is best remembered for her public speeches, the most famous was delivered at a women's rights convention in Akron, Ohio, in 1851. Truth's challenge to the assembly "Ain't I A Women" memorialized her speech that demanded equal rights for all

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