Sojourner Truth lived from 1797-1883. Today, we have a couple different versions of Truth's speech "Ain't I A Woman?" The editions were published in two separate publications several years apart from one another. There is scholarly debate about which of these speeches is closest to Truth's original speech. Many, however, believe that the first printed edition, published by Marius Robinson, is closer to her original words.
In her speech, Truth asks a lot of rhetorical questions, including,
"What's that [intellect] got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?"
This question asks whether or not someone's intellectual capability should impact what rights and freedoms he or she is given. She uses an analogy about different sized cups to say that, no matter how smart a person is, they still deserve freedom and the same rights that other citizens have.
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