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Sojourner Truth Speech: “Ain’t I a Woman?”

Alfre Woodard reads Sojourner Truth


Alfre Woodard reads “Ain’t I a Woman?”, a speech delivered by abolitionist Sojourner Truth at the Women’s Convention in 1851. It is part of a reading from Voices of a People’s History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove) February 1, 2007 at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA.


Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was born a slave in 1797. She escaped to freedom in 1826. She was both an abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Truth delivered “Ain’t I a Woman?” to the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention in 1851. She died on November 26, 1883 at the age of 86.

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard is an American Actress. She has been nominated for many awards, and has received several.


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JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

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