This Day in Black History: Jan. 25, 1851

This Day in Black History: Jan. 25, 1851

Abolitionist and renowned women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth makes her historic “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at the first Black Women's Rights Convention. Also, singer Etta James is born in Los Angeles, California.

Published January 25, 2012

Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth gives the acclaimed speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” at the first-ever Black Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, on this day in 1851.

 

Also on this day, in 1938, legendary blues and R&B singer Etta James, who passed away on Jan. 20, was born in Los Angeles.

 

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Written by Britt Middleton

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