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Kerry Washington Brings to Life Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" Speech


Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" speech from 1851 is an iconic precursor to contemporary feminist/womanist discourse. In the speech, Truth talks about how her Black womanhood is rarely acknowledged by those who instead seek to dehumanize and humiliate her.

Watch Kerry perform the speech below.






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