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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Sojourner Truth on the $10 Bill

We celebrate the news that Sojourner Truth will appear in the group of suffrage leaders on the back of the $10 bill.

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Sharing the Legacy

Thanks to a grant from the Northampton Education Foundation, the Committee partnered with three Northampton elementary schools to bring 110 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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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 enslaved woman, 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.

Summer and Fall Walking Tours

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee and the David Ruggles Center are pleased to announce a series of upcoming tours of the African American Heritage Trail. Tours are free and open to the public. Read more→

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Sojourner in the News

The latest news about Sojourner's legacy today.

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

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