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Sojourner Truth

In her 1851 speech "Ain't I a Woman," Sojourner Truth, a Black woman and former slave, countered arguments that women were too fragile and weak to be allowed the same rights as men. Many men argued...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2020 4:40 pm UTC

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Sojourner Truth

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...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2019 8:08 pm UTC

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Sojourner Truth

Addressing the Woman’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, in May of 1851. Truth addressed the white women present who wanted rights for women, saying that if the black women joined forces with them...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2011 2:31 am UTC

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Sojourner Truth

Both poems call for change. "Ain't I a Woman?" calls for women to turn the world the "right side up again," and "Let America Be America Again" calls for America to return to being a land of...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2019 7:53 pm UTC

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Sojourner Truth

As the other educator states, Sojourner Truth never actually wrote her own published speeches. Instead, her public performances were written down and later published by someone who witnessed her...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2018 12:53 am UTC

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Sojourner Truth

One problem we encounter in comparing these two speeches is that the record of Sojourner Truth's speech is disputed. There are two speeches on the record. One was written and recalled by Marcus...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2017 5:59 am UTC

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Sojourner Truth

Women in Sojourner Truth's time period were expected to be quiet, submissive, weak, dependent, and docile. As The Narrative of Sojourner Truth illustrates, Sojourner was none of those things, but...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2019 6:15 pm UTC

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Sojourner Truth

Having lived most her life in slavery, Sojourner Truth spoke fiercely for abolition and suffrage at the Women's Rights Convention in 1851 in Akron, Ohio. In her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech,...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2012 10:42 pm UTC

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Sojourner Truth

The writings of Sojourner Truth have been effective in moving audiences throughout the centuries, as they present both the damaged and resilient spirits of African Americans in direct, powerful,...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2018 7:29 pm UTC

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Sojourner Truth

I think that Truth's poem masterfully blends different social conditions of the time period to reveal more voice. Truth recognized that the Age of Reform in the time period was one that should...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2011 9:57 pm UTC

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