This download contains a writing prompt based on the works of Lucille Clifton and Sojourner Truth. The works considered for this assignment are
"Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth and
"at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989" by Lucille Clifton.
The prompt for this writing assignment is to compare and contrast with literary work of Clifton to the oration of Sojourner Truth. The students must also assess whether poetry and speeches are effective agents when exposing social injustice and charging individuals with fighting inequality.
This download also contains five brainstorming questions that the students can answer to help them prepare to write this paper.