Sojourner Truth- Mini Biography

Young historians discover the history of a famed fugitive slave, abolitionist, and women's rights activist in this brief and engaging video on Sojourner Truth.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • This is the perfect introduction to an analysis activity of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman" speech
  • Use this video while recognizing the achievements of influential African Americans in United States history during Black History Month
Classroom Considerations

  • Queue video to skip initial third-party advertisement
Pros

  • Implements several primary source images from the historical period
  • Includes several interview excerpts by historians regarding Sojourner Truth's lasting legacy
Cons

  • None