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This issue of the Tribune features “The Rights of Woman,” a reporter’s account of the Ohio Woman’s Rights Convention from May 28th in Akron. At the 1851 Women’s Rights Convention held in Akron, Ohio, Sojourner Truth (c. 1797– 1883) delivered what is…

In her narrative, Truth recounts her name changes, identity, and declares herself, by her will, not a willing victim, but an active opponent. She recounts early incidents showing the absolute inhumanity of slavery as practiced in the North as well as…
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