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Life of Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman

Life of Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I A Woman

Despite being born without any advantages and being unable to either read or write, Isabella, self-named Sojourner Truth at age 30, became a famous orator who spoke out against the sins of slavery, and for the rights of women. Told in the voices of those who knew her and were changed by her eloquent words concerning freedom and equality, this dramatization chronicles the major events that led Sojourner Truth to be a force for good, a force that helped change the United States from a slave nation to a free nation. Dramatized interviews include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Snowe, Abraham Lincoln and her diarist, Olive Gilbert.

Sojourner_truth_c1870“This moving portrait is a useful resource for black and women’s studies.” — Booklist. An LCA release. Awards: CINE Golden Eagle, National Educational, Catholic Audiovisual, Columbus International Film & Video Festivals, Booklist’s Selected Videos for Young Adults. 26 minutes, color.

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