Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) delivered her famous speech which demanded equal human rights for all women as well as for all blacks known as “Ain’t I a Woman” at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention. Her speech was later published by New Jersey suffragist Frances Dana Gage. Sojourner was originally named Isabella Baumfree and was born into slavery in New York. She escaped into freedom in 1828 and renamed herself Sojourner in 1843.