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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.

Committee Receives Second Mass Humanities Grant for Walking Tour Project

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee has received an Engaging New Audiences grant from Mass Humanities to fund a project in partnership with Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, MA. We have completed 3 walking tours of the African American Heritage trail with these students. After learning about the history and legacy of abolitionism and Sojourner Truth’s life in their classroom, they walked through history on this tour in Florence.

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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

Applications for the 2014 scholarships are due April 21.

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Sojourner Truth High School Tour

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

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