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Transcript of Sojourner Truth
-born in 1797
-sold multiple times
-abused by owners both physically and sexually
-had a daughter with a fellow slave from a different owner
-married a slave from the same owner and had 4 more children
-escaped to new family who bought her services, and treated her much better than most slave owners Bio Cont.
-spent lots of time looking for the rest of her children (she brought her infant daughter
with her while escaping.
-decided to become a traveling preacher, and changed name to sojourn truth
-became part of the abolitionist movement, involving religion as much as she could
-continued speaking publicly about issues even after abolition of slavery. Problem -The major problems Sojourner Truth faced
were the troubles of slavery and women's rights
-Was a slave herself
-Had children that were taken away because of
-Along with slavery she felt women were
treated poorly Movement -Sojourner Truth took matters into her hands
by public speaking
-In 1843 she believed that she was called by God
to travel around the nation - sojourn- and preach
the truth of his word. Thus, she believed God gave
her the name, Sojourner Truth Movement Cont. -First African American woman to win a lawsuit in the United States
-Case was that her son had been sold illegally
-Also sued a newspaper for slander, for calling her a "witch" and won $125
-Also know for her speech on women's rights titled "Ain't I a Woman" Timeline 1609 - The first African American labor or was imported to Virginia
1775 - The first Quaker antislavery society was organized in Philadelphia
1777-1804 - Gradual abolition laws were passed in the northern states
1787 - U.S. constitution including compromise to count slaves as 3/5 of a person
- Slavery banned in northwest territory
1789 - Benjamin Franklin organized the Pennsylvania abolition society
1793 - Law passed calling for return of slaves escaped across state boundaries
1794 - First national antislavery society is founded
1807 - Importation of slaves into the U.S. is banned
1817 - Society founded to settle free Negros in Africa
1820 - Missouri compromise admitted Missouri as a slave territory
1860 - Abraham Lincoln elected
1863 - Emancipation proclamation-Lincoln decrees that all slaves in rebel territory
1861-1865 - United States civil war, 623,000 died Ain't I a Woman Speech Sources "Sojourner Truth Biography." Sojourner Truth Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2013. <http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/trut-soj.htm>.
"Sojourner Truth." (Educational Materials: African American Odyssey). N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2013. <http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/educate/truth.html>.
"Timeline of the Abolition Movement: 1830 -Â 1839." About.com African-American History. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2013. <http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/slavery/a/Timeline-Of-The-Abolition-Movement-1830-1839.htm>. By Connor Blandford and Noah Brueckner Change in Society -The problem we would like to change is the amount of underage drinking that takes place
-Many people drink alcoholic beverages under the age of 21 and have no consequences because of it
-Some bars don't card as well as they should
-Underage drinking also leads to drinking and driving endangering the driver as well as others around them Plan of Action Parents need to set more consequences for getting caught
-The most common reasons to get people underage to stop drinking are listed below-getting in trouble with the police/law (68%)-getting in trouble or suspended from school (55%).-getting suspended or kicked off the team/club (44%)-getting grounded (42%)-losing computer/Internet/IM (or Internet chat room) privileges (42%)-getting kicked out of the house (41%)-getting yelled at (37%)-losing allowance (33%)-losing driving privileges (32%) Plan of Action Cont. -Also if a person could prevent their friend from drinking and choose an alternative to alcoholic beverages could prevent underage drinking
-If that person was impacted enough maybe they could prevent others from drinking causing the chain reaction as discussed in "Paying it Forward"