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"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 give me any best place! And ain't I a woman?"  ~ Sojourner Truth (1797 - 1883)  On May 29, 1851 Sojourner Truth delivered her "Ain't I A Woman?" speech at the Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.  Read the speech here: http://www.nps.gov/wori/historyculture/sojourner-truth.htm

Monsieur le petit bourgeois noir himself! There he is, symbol of a rising class" pg Benetha is upset that Walter can achieve his dream and not her. She had to give up her chance at med school because of money issues.

I love this Sojourner Truth speech (poem). I enjoy performing it in public as well.

I love love love this poem. I have read it in Comp 1 and in my Race, Ethnicity, and Oppression classes. Sojourner Truth told it how it was!

Famous Speech by Sojourner Truth called:  Ain't I a Woman?, was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, Truth tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves.

Famous Speech by Sojourner Truth called: Ain't I a Woman?, was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.

Rhetoric Lesson Opener! Nia Long reads Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" speech: Women Must Vote!

This was one my audition pieces :) Lesson Opener! Nia Long reads Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" speech: Women Must Vote!

Women working for the vote. Quote by Susan B. Anthony.

"No Self Respecting Woman Should Wish or Work for the Success of a Party that Ignores Her Sex" ….Susan B. Anthony, 1872 and Our Grandmothers had the right Idea

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I love this woman: Helen Mirren: I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back 40 years and say "Is this a world you want to live in?

Wow, how she confronts the viewer! Michigan Quaker Laura Smith Haviland  her husband Charles founded the Raisin Institute for students of any race in 1836. For the rest of the century, she worked however she saw the need, from hiding fugitive slaves to founding institutions to aid freedmen, as well as suffrage and other humane causes. To help whites understand what slaves had endured, she collected chains, irons, and restraints from abandoned plantations, showing them during her lectures…

Wow, how she confronts the viewer! Michigan Quaker Laura Smith Haviland her…

They...want and have STOLEN... EVERYTHING... WE must take it back!

They try to steal our legacy . not going to happen eyes wide open to the bs

A young woman helps an older woman register to vote as part of a registration drive in the 1960's

A young woman helps an older woman register to vote as part of a registration drive in the Our collective vote is our voice, use it wisely.

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