Art dedication meant to unify Akron disappoints minority women. Reported by Doug Livingston. “Ain’t I a Woman?” Sojourner Truth asked the 1851 Women’s Convention in Akron — and, by extension, the nation. The civil rights leader and mother sought equal status as a woman, not the lesser station of a freed black slave 167 years ago. It was a question of race and gender, not one or the other. And it’s been asked ever since. So when Akron’s black female leaders logged onto Facebook Monday, they were shocked to see photos of 50 white women unveiling a mural of Sojourner Truth in Lock 3 at a ceremony. For more on this and other stories, visit Ohio dot com or pick up the latest copy of the Akron Beacon Journal today.