Sojourner Truth Digital Analysis
"Speech To The American Equal Rights Association"
Who, What, When, Where, Why?
The main idea of this reading would be for women to have rights in America. The overall idea of this selection is for women to have the ability to vote. Also for women to have the ability to speak for what they think is right. This would be called the freedom of speech. Another main idea is that if men get those rights but women don't then men will be masters over women. My overall impression of this selection would be that I believe in the main idea of this selection, and I think it was right to present the truth. My reaction would be that it made me think how wrong the laws were for women to have the ability to have the same rights as men.
The Main Idea
There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before."
The freedom of speech
Equality and fairness
Same rights as men
"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."
I am above eighty years old; it is about time for me to be going. I have been forty years a slave and forty years free, and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all. I suppose I am kept here because something remains for me to do, I suppose I am yet to help to break the chain."