13th Annual Sojourner Truth Memorial Celebration

Join us on May 24 at 2:00 p.m. as we 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 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.

2015 Scholarship Recipients Named

Please join us in congratulating the two worthy recipients of the 2015 Sojourner Truth Scholarship for Social Justice, Sajo Jefferson, of Amherst Regional High School, and Katelyn Parzych, of Easthampton High School.

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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 2015 scholarships are due April 13.

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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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