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Ain't i a woman & all together now


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Ain't i a woman & all together now

  1. 1. Ain’t I a Woman? &All Together Now Ms. Mills 7th Grade Language Arts
  2. 2. Academic VocabularyStrong v/s weak argument
  3. 3. Symbols• the candidate becomes associated with symbols of America, or trust, etc.
  4. 4. Establish Background Knowledge• Sojourner Truth was the self-given name, from 1843 onward, of Isabella Baumfree, an African-American abolitionist and womens rights activist.• Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with 1797 – 1883 her infant daughter to freedom in 1826.• After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. Her best-known speech on gender inequalities, "Aint I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Womens Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio.• During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves.