Here they are. Answers to the two questions I’ve been asked over and over since returning from New York.
“How was Hamilton?” It was as fantastic as I hoped. It definitely lived up to the hype. I’ve been a huge Lin-Manuel Miranda fan since seeing In the Heights in 2008. Such talent.
“How did you get tickets?” I bought them on Ticketmaster for face value ten months ago, when I decided I was going to New York for the May graduation of my niece, Noa. And then I simply resisted the urge to sell them for five times what I paid for them!
Here’s a selfie of my daughter and me, before the show started.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Sojourner Truth Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Sojourner Truth (born Isabella Baumfree) was one of the best-known abolitionists of the nineteenth century. Born a slave in New York in approximately 1797, she was freed in 1828. She took the name Sojourner Truth in 1843 when she began lecturing on the abolition of slavery and for women’s rights.
Biography: Sojourner Truth Biography
“Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. Her best-known speech on racial inequalities, ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ was delivered extemporaneously in 1851 at the Ohio Women’s Rights Convention.” Visit Biography for Quick Facts, a one-page biography, and three short videos.
History: Sojourner Truth
“During the Civil War, Truth tramped the roads of Michigan collecting food and clothing for black regiments. She traveled to Washington, D.C., where she met with Abraham Lincoln at the White House, and immersed herself in relief work for the freedpeople.” In addition to a Sojourner Truth biography, you’ll find related videos and audio clips.
Sojourner Truth Institute: Sojourner's Biography
The Sojourner Truth Institute of Battle Creek, MI, has a terrific collection of resources for students of all grade levels. Best clicks include Legacy of Faith (an illustrated narrative biography for middle school and older), a four-part timeline of her life, In Her Times (a timeline of American history during Sojourner Truth’s lifetime), and the puzzles in Test Your Knowledge. For teachers, there is a third-grade lesson plan (look for the link on the main biography page.)
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“Truth is powerful and it prevails.” ~~ Sojourner Truth ~~ (~1797 – 1883) Black American abolitionist and women’s rights advocate, born a slave. Read more quotes about truth by clicking the link.
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