Early Life Sojourner Truth was born a _______. In 1826, she ______ from slavery with her infant daughter.
Sojourner of Truth Once free, she changed her name to __________ ________. She traveled the country and spoke about the unfair treatment of ________ ________ and ________. In 1851, she attended a women’s rights convention in Akron Ohio. There, she gave her famous speech: “Ain’t I a ______?
Ain’t I a Woman? “Well children…where there is so much racket, there must be somethin’ out of kilter. I think that twix the negros of the south and the women at the north all talkin’ about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman? --Sojourner Truth
What would you say to the women’s convention?? Write a speech that you would give at a women’s right’s convention. You may write it from the perspective of someone living in the 1800s or someone living today. In 15 minutes, we will stop and review for our test. If you are not finished, we will continue to work next class
Speech writer’s workshop: 1.What catchy phrases would help draw the listener in? 2.What main points should we make in our speeches?