American Equal Rights Association

Sojourner Truth - New York City, May 9, 1867

About This Association

Who: Sojourner Truth

What: Woman rights and end slavery

When: May 9,1867

Where: New York City

Why: Sojourner wanted rights for woman and she wanted to end slavery

What Led The Association in New York City ?

Main Idea: "We are going home. There, children, in heaven we shall rest from all our labors; first do all we have to do here. There I am determined to go, not to stop short of that beautiful place, and I do not mean to stop till I get there, and meet you there, too."

  • Freedom Of Speech
  • People Volunteering
  • Protesting
  • Voting Rights

Rhetorical Devices

“I GAVE BIRTH TO THIRTEEN CHILDREN AND SEEN THEM ALL SOLD OFF INTO SLAVERY, AND WHEN I CRIED OUT WITH A MOTHER’S GRIEF, NO ONE BUT JESUS HEARD ME.”
  • Sojourner Truth tells people about her giving birth to children and men taking them away from her so they can work as slaves. Sojourner is saying that they didn't care if she had children she will still be a slave. That's when sojourner went on telling people about her story and everyone followed to stop slavery.

Author's Purpose

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“My name was Isabella; but when I left the house of bondage, I left everything behind. I went to the Lord and asked Him to give me a new name. And the Lord gave me Sojourner, because I was to travel up and down the land, showing the people their sins, and being a sign unto them. Afterwards I told the Lord I wanted another name, cause everybody else had two names; and the Lord gave me Truth, because I was to declare the truth to the people.”

REAL WORLD CONNECTIONS

Women Rights 1851 vs. 2015

Sojourner truth, "Ain't I A Women" speech and women right I 1851 can b e compared to the modern world by still giving women rights to vote. But not all women are allowed to vote unless they are united states residents.