“I'm not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star.” The Narrative of Sojourner Truth
Ain't I a Woman is posted here today in honor of Black History Month (February)and International Women's Day (IWD), coming up on March 8.
One of the many guises in which poetry presents itself: American actress Alfrie Woodard delivers New Yorker Sojourner Truth's spontaneous speech, Ain't I a Woman. Sojourner gave this speech at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio in May of 1851.
SOJOURNER TRUTH (1797-1883)
African-American Abolitionist and Women's Rights Activist
Black History Month is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the people and events of the African Diaspora.
Two sites to visit for this celebration:
- Black History Month 2019: 28 historical black figures to celebrate, Global News
- Celebrating Black History Month, Poems, articles, and podcasts the explore African American History and Culture, Poetry Foundation
Ten values that guide International Women's Day are:
The theme for 2019 is "better balance."