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Sojourner Truth: "Ain't I a Woman?"

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 4



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 15, Num 6, Feb 1988

Story Summary

After New York freed its slaves in 1828, a young slave named Isabella made her way to New York, joined with the abolitionists and changed her name to Sojourner Truth. From that moment forth she became a tireless worker for both abolition and women's rights. This is a short but powerful story of a famous speech she gave at a meeting for women's rights in 1851, hosted by fellow feminist Frances Dana Gage.