"Anyone that doesn't agree with leggings as pants can physically fight me.
And I'm going to win because I have a full range of motion due to the fact that I am wearing leggings as pants."

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sojourner Truth- Ain't I A Woman

I was led to the following by Cami over at Full Circle. We picked up some info about Sojourner Truth when we went to the Martin Luther King Memorial, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

I guess I'm going to have to find more stuff like this to get Joey interested in history. Once she's interested in something, she'll devour anything related to the subject. (You should see how many books about Frida we have here, all inspired by the movie.) She just needs that original spark.

I hope this does it. This book is already on hold for us.

I couldn't narrow these readings of Ain't I A Woman down to one. The first one is by Alice Walker (whom I love) and the second one is a bit more spunky by Kerry Washington. I adore them both.


Wendy said...

I love, love, love this poem! I have a compilation of poetry by women poets entitled "Ain't I A Woman." Hearing it read was just fantastic. I especially liked Alice Walker. I could almost imagine her as Sojourner Truth, who had been so much, and came out shining on the other end.

Thanks for posting the clips. They were fantastic ;).

Cindy said...

I found this via Google for use in my American Literature courses. Thanks for posting them!!!