Voices of a People´s History: Alfre Woodard Reads Sojourner Truth

Subject: Civil Rights / Slavery / Women´s Rights
Themes: Women's Rights Civil Rights 19th Century
Age groups: High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Video

As part of a February 2007 Voices of a People´s History of the United States event, Alfre Woodard reads Sojourner Truth´s famous, "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. Truth delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women´s Rights Convention in Akron. Read more about the history of Truth´s speech here.

Read the full text of the speech here.