Thank You for Joining Us at the 13th Annual Sojourner Truth Memorial Celebration!

On Memorial Day Weekend, we gathered to celebrate Sojourner Truth's legacy and the achievements of our high school scholarship recipients!

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Social Justice Scholarships

Since 2006, the Committee has awarded scholarships to local high school seniors active in social justice. Past scholarship recipients have gone on to effect change both locally and internationally.

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Explore Historic Florence

The African American Heritage Trail explores the historic sites and homes of African Americans and abolitionists of mid-19th century Florence. Take our self-guided video walking tour, and learn about the tradition of social justice in the local community.

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Sharing the Legacy

Thanks to a grant from Mass Humanities, the Committee partnered with Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, MA, to bring 75 students and their teachers on a walking tour of the African American Heritage Trail, sharing the history and legacy of abolitionism in Florence with young members of the local community.

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Support Us!

Support our educational programs and high school scholarships by making a gift today.

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Welcome to the website of the Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee. In 1992 a group of citizens from many walks of life came together to create a memorial statue in Florence, MA to honor the life and work of Sojourner Truth, former slave, abolitionist and social activist who lived in Florence from 1843-56. This website will tell you about Sojourner Truth and the important role she played in the history of equality and justice in our country.

Fall Walking Tours

Join us for walking tours on Saturday, September 12, (led by Tom Goldscheider) and Saturday, October 3 (led by Wendy Sinton). Tours will start 10am at the Sojourner Truth statue at the corner of Park and Pine Streets in Florence, and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Read more→

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Walking Tour Map

The tour begins at the Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue at the corner of Park and Pine Streets.

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Scholarships

Each year the Sojourner Truth Committee awards up to two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors from local high schools.

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Sojourner Truth High School Tour

Get Involved

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Committee is open to anyone...

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