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[Detail] An advertisement from The Minnesota guide. 1869

Public Speaking

The art and potential power of public speaking is exemplified by Sojourner Truth's famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech (pages 133-135) [Transcription] , given at the Woman's Rights Convention of 1851. Try presenting the speech yourself. Present it for others if possible and discuss the techniques and elements that make this address so memorable