Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth, 1864
In the past two classes we've discussed the abolition movement, the women's movement and several communitarian movements. The experience of Sojourner Truth intersects with all three movements. Read this biography of Sojourner Truth. You can read her famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech, or watch it performed in the clip below by Alfre Woodard.

How does Sojourner Truth's speech illuminate the strengths and weaknesses of the reform movements we have discussed?

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