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Sojourner Truth

Ain't I A Woman

Nonfiction | Essay / Speech | Adult | Published in 1851

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Essay Topics


In her speech, Truth addresses both women’s rights and abolition. How does advocating for both causes in the same speech affect her overall argument?


Witnesses of Truth’s speech later wrote about moments of laughter in the audience. Do you notice any shifts in tone during the speech that could result in such a reaction? How does Truth achieve this, and why?


Truth ultimately advocates for women’s suffrage. How does Truth argue that women are equal to men? Do you think her arguments are effective?