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Teaching Ain't I a Woman?

Ain't I a Woman?

Ain't I a Woman? is the name given to a speech, delivered extemporaneously, by Sojourner Truth, (1797–1883), born into slavery in New York State. Some time after gaining her freedom in 1827, she became a well known anti-slavery speaker. Her speech was delivered at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio, on May 29, 1851, and was not originally known by any title.

Sojourner Truth
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What might Sojourner Truth think about the situation for women if she were alive today?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,4
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