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Thank You for Making Valley Gives Day a Success

Thank you for your generous support on Valley Gives Day 2016! We raised $810, and won a $500 golden ticket, putting our total at $1,310. This was another great 24-hour effort in support of our committee’s work, and we are excited to continue our educational programming and high school scholarships with the backing of our community.

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Sojourner Truth to Appear on the $10 Bill

Women on 20s prevails! Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced this week that not only will Harriet Tubman be replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, but Sojourner Truth will be joining a slate of suffrage leaders on the back of the $10 bill. From The New York Times: While Hamilton would remain on the $10, and Abraham Lincoln on the …

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Sojourner Truth Statue on Jeopardy

Tonight on Jeopardy, our very own statue was the subject of a question on Jeopardy. The answer: “A statue of this ex-slave and abolitionist stands in Florence, Massachusetts, where she lived from 1843-1856.”

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Committee Awarded Grant By Northampton Education Foundation

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee has been awarded a grant from the Northampton Education Foundation for an educational project that will share with Northampton fifth graders the legacy of Sojourner Truth in the Pioneer Valley. The Committee will work in collaboration with a group of five fifth grade teachers representing the Jackson Street School, RK Finn Ryan Road School, and …

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Thank you to everyone who supported us on #GivingTuesday, as well as those who have supported us this year. Whether through a donation, volunteering your time, attending an event, or spreading the word about our work, your efforts have made a difference in ensuring that Sojourner Truth’s legacy is not forgotten.

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Support Us on #GivingTuesday

Today, December 1, is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Please consider supporting us with a gift at Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to bring local students on tours of the African American Heritage Trail and offer scholarships to two local high school students in recognition of their commitment to social justice. With your …

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Friends, Community, and Justice: 13th Annual Sojourner Truth Memorial Celebration

Nearly a hundred people gathered at the Sojourner Truth statue in Florence, MA, last Sunday, May 24, to celebrate Sojourner Truth’s legacy in the local community. The beautiful afternoon started with a tour of the African American Heritage Trail, led by committee member Wendy Sinton, during which tour participants learned of the history of early industry in Florence, the formation …

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Congratulations to 2015 Scholarship Recipients Sajo Jefferson and Katelyn Parzych!

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. Sajo is a committed anti-racism activist who has organized many anti-racism events in her local community, including a walk-out at Amherst Regional High School; is editing and publishing …

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Join Us in Thanking Our Community Supporters!

The Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee is happy to announce the launch of the Community Support page to recognize the generous financial support of the following businesses and organizations: Florence Bank River Valley Market Baystate Health Daily Hampshire Gazette Wohl Family Dentistry Joe’s Café Abba Motors We would like to thank these Community Supporters who play a valuable role in helping …

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New Statue of Sojourner Unveiled at Marshall College

A life-size bronze sculpture of Sojourner Truth was recently unveiled at Marshall College at UC San Diego. Created by artist Manuelita Brown, the sculpture depicts Truth in motion, with a small carpet bag in one hand and a Bible in the other. The statue is accompanied by a plaque with a quote from Truth that says: “I feel safe in …

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