Women's History Minute: Sojourner Truth

A short video introduces viewers to an abolitionist, women's rights activist, and former enslaved person, Sojourner Truth. The video showcases the importance of her "Ain't I A Woman speech."

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Instructional Ideas
  • Before and after showing the video, have class members fill in a KWL chart, then challenge groups to research topics they want to know more about
  • Include the video during Women's History or Black History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • The video only briefly highlights Truth's activities; therefore, the video would work best to introduce a study of her life
  • A link to Truth's "Ain't I A Woman" speech can be found here
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • The video captures the range of her influence and accomplishments
Cons
  • None