Monday, June 8, 2020

Sojourner Truth

TED-ED: The electrifying speeches of Sojourner Truth - Daina Ramey Berry

Get to know the story of Sojourner Truth, a woman born into slavery who became known as a powerful orator and outspoken activist.

Isabella Baumfree was born into slavery in late 18th century New York. Fleeing bondage with her youngest daughter, she renamed herself Sojourner Truth and embarked on a legendary speaking tour. She became known as an electrifying orator and her speeches impacted thousands of people in communities across the United States. Daina Ramey Berry details the life of the outspoken activist.

Lesson by Daina Ramey Berry, directed by WOW-HOW Studio.

POP Quiz:

37. What does the judicial branch do?

60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

64. There were 13 original states. Name three.

10. What is freedom of religion?

51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.

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