Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ain't I A Woman?

Ain't I A Woman?

Isabella Baumfree
Born poor in upstate New York
Sold at the age of nine
Slave who worked hard for her master
Boom, sold just like that

Beaten and bruised
Til she was black and blue
She was sold again

Dear lord, I pray
We need you like a heart beat

She changed her name to start over
She fell in love faster than lightning
Thirteen children later

Soon, she was as free as wind blowing
Because she walked away from slavery
She became a preacher
Sharing God’s word for all to hear
Fighting for women’s rights
Oh, Sojourner Truth


  1. This is another great example of equal rights and upward mobility. She would definately fit the stories in The American Dream and how the United States has changed so much because of the will of the people like her. Its truly amazing what people went through to help the rest of man kind.

  2. I think that you did a good job in your presentation showing not only what she did for the world, but her past (upbringings) and how that effected the person that she became. I also enjoyed the pieces of her speech that you included in your presentation. Nice job!

  3. I really enjoyed your introduction of this woman. Being a slave, of course was hard, but also all the other hardships she had made her a strong person. She overcame a lot, and changing her name was a great way to prove she overcame the obstacles, instead of letting them break her.

  4. This is another great story that shows us how people will strive to become someone who can make a difference. Especially from a woman who came from nothing. Great job on your presentation.

  5. You did a great job presenting her and the poem was excellent. She had a tough life but she never gave up hope for women and african americans, especially. She just wanted to be treated equal.


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